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Literary Devices Poster Pack

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | Years: 3 - 6

Explore the various literary devices used by authors with the set of colourful classroom posters.

What Are Examples of Literary Devices?

Literary devices are the specific tools writers use to communicate more effectively with their audience.

Display this set of educational posters in your classroom when exploring the wonderful world of literature and authors’ craft with your students. It explains some of the more common literary devices in student-friendly terms and provides an example for each type. This literary devices poster set includes descriptions and examples of:

  • alliteration
  • characterisation
  • flashback
  • foreshadowing
  • hyperbole
  • imagery
  • juxtaposition
  • metaphor
  • onomatopoeia
  • oxymoron
  • personification
  • simile
  • idiom.

How to Make the Most of This Literary Devices Classroom Display

These posters have been created to support literacy instruction in your classroom. You may wish to use them in the following ways:

  1. Print the posters on A3 paper and display them in your classroom as a reminder of the various types of literary devices.
  2. As you teach each device, provide students with a smaller version of the posters to paste into their workbooks.
  3. Use the resource as a word wall display by adding examples of each type of literary device around the posters.

Download, Print, Teach!

This poster pack downloads as a full-colour PDF. Just download, print and teach!


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  • Luisa Ricciuti

    Hello, are we able to have a Power Point Presentation version of this document? Also how about some exercises in relation to each element outlined, that would be terrific! Thank you.

    • Janeen

      Hi Luisa Thank you for your comment! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again! Janeen