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Literary Devices Posters

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    Pages:  Pages

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  4 - 6

Explore the various literary devices used by authors with the set of colorful 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 anchor charts 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
  • Characterization
  • Flashback
  • Foreshadowing
  • Hyperbole
  • Imagery
  • Juxtaposition
  • Metaphor
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Simile
  • Idiom

How to Make the Most of This Literary Devices Classroom Display

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

  1. Print the posters 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-color PDF. Just download, print, and teach!


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