Unit 6: I've Got Style

I've Got Style

Writers use specific devices to add

style to their writing.

 

How can I add more style to my writing?

 

Reading: 

Literary Devices

 

Description:

The stories and poems in this unit display the rich panoply of literary devices that talented writers draw upon to make words and images come alive in the minds of their readers. Devices such as figurative language, symbolism, and irony help readers to make connections between the words on the printed page and their own experiences, and these devices challenge readers to see things in new and unexpected ways. Each selection also shows how literary devices help to characterize a writer's distinctive style. Edgar Allan Poe's use of irony, for example, helps give “The Tell-Tale Heart” its particular eerie power. Students are given the opportunity to incorporate literary devices into their own work by writing a descriptive essay.

Standards:

3.6 Identify significant literary devices that define a writer's style, and use those elements to interpret the work.

 

In Class Readings:

 

“The Tell-Tale Heart”

 

“My Mother Pieced Quilts” & “A Word is Dead”

 

“Raymond’s Run”

 

Writing/ Listening & Speaking:

Descriptive Essay

 

Description:

In this workshop students will write a descriptive essay about a place that matters to them. Students will learn how to use descriptive techniques in their writing.

Standards:

W1.0 Students write clear, coherent, and focused essays. The writing exhibits students' awareness of audience and purpose.

 

 







 


 

Elements of Style

 

Read pg. 350 to 352 and define the following literary devices.

 

Style

 

Figures of speech

 

Similes

 

Metaphors

 

Extended metaphor

 

Personification

 

Symbols

 

Irony

 

       Verbal irony

 

       Situational irony

      

       Dramatic irony

 

Imagery

 

Dialect

 

 

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