Category Archives: Literary Devices

Identity – Poem – Literary Devices

Assignment:  Read The Worksheet Below and follow the assignment guidelines: identity “Identity”

by Julio Noboa Polanco

Let them be as flowers,
always watered, fed, guarded, admired,
but harnessed to a pot of dirt.

I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed,
clinging on cliffs, like an eagle
wind-wavering above high, jagged rocks.

To have broken through the surface of stone,
to live, to feel exposed to the madness
of the vast, eternal sky.
To be swayed by the breezes of an ancient sea,
carrying my soul, my seed,
beyond the mountains of time or into the abyss of the bizarre.

I’d rather be unseen, and if
then shunned by everyone,
than to be a pleasant-smelling flower,
growing in clusters in the fertile valley,
where they’re praised, handled, and plucked
by greedy, human hands.

I’d rather smell of musty, green stench
than of sweet, fragrant lilac.
If I could stand alone, strong and free,
I’d rather be a tall, ugly weed.

 

 

 

My Happiness Toolbelt

This assignment can be completed on a piece of paper, or using the computer to compile actual photos of you and your friends.  There are two sides to this assignment.

When Finished: Email the project to me: stracht@smjuhsd.org
Front:

On the front of your paper, you will create a visual representation of your Happiness Tool belt. The tool belt needs to have a section for each element in the 21 day happiness journal. See the example below for the 6 sections.

Back:

On the back of the paper, you will need to write a sentence using the Literary Devices listed on the backside of the example below. You will be explaining your tool belt with literary devices to explain how much the tool belt means to you. See the example below.

On the front of your paper: photo
On the back of your paper:
photo 1
 The Project below would receive a 20 out of 50 gradephoto 2
Work in Progress: The example below was made using the “Paint” program

my happiness tool belt

 

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Literary Devices

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1. Alliteration: It refers to the same consonant sounds in words coming together. For example:

Better butter always makes the batter better.
She sells seashells at seashore.

2.  Allusion:  an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference.

3.  Foreshadowing:   is an advance sign or warning of what is to come in the future.

4.  Hyperbole: It is deliberate exaggeration of actions and ideas for the sake of emphasis. For example:

Your bag weighs a ton!
I have got a million issues to look after!

5.  Simile and Metaphor: Both compare two distinct objects and draws similarity between them. The difference is that Simile uses “as” or “like” and Metaphor does not. For example:

He is an old fox very cunning. (Metaphor)

“My love is like a red red rose” (Simile)

6. Personification: It gives a thing, an idea or an animal human qualities. For example:

The flowers are dancing beside the lake.
Have you see my new car? She is a real beauty!

7.  Onomatopoeia:  When a writer spells out a word that makes a sound.  For example:  “BAM!”  or “Meep Meep.”