Academic Vocabulary Word Wall Example & Literary D/E Chart
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Figurative Language ~ Literary Devices

Literary Elements

imagery

 

plot diagram (exposition, rising action, falling action, resolution)

simile

 

conflict: internal, external

metaphor

 

solution, resolution

personification

setting

symbolism

 

sequence of events

onomatopoeia

 

protagonist, speaker

idiom

 

antagonist

irony

 

point of view

hyperbole

 

motivation

humor

 

theme

sarcasm

 

moral, lesson, message

dialogue (inner, outer)

 

details

flashback

 

main Idea

foreshadow

 

mood

suspense

tone

alliteration

cause & effect

rhyme

characters & traits (direct, indirect)

repetition

fact, opinion, author bias

 

 

When reading be sure to use your skills and strategies. Always identify the genre.

 

POETRY: form, stanza, line, pattern, iambic pentameter

Focus:
visualize, think, feel
analyze
question
reread; skim and scan
connect to the character, setting, story
use context clues and word analysis
summarize: main idea & details
recognize cause & effect
predict
conclude