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Literary Devices Posters

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A set of 12 literary devices posters with examples of different methods.

This literary devices poster set includes descriptions and examples of:

  • alliteration
  • characterisation
  • flashback
  • foreshadowing
  • hyperbole
  • imagery
  • juxtaposition
  • metaphor
  • onomatopoeia
  • oxymoron
  • personification
  • simile.
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    • ACELT1600

      Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the e...

    • ACELT1791

      Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogueElaborationscreating visual an...

    • ACELT1794

      Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settingsElaborationscollaboratively plan, compose, sequence and prepare a literary text along a familiar storyline, using film, sound and...

    • ACELT1611

      Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figu...

    • ACELT1800

      Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choiceElaborationsselecting and us...


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