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Literary Devices Quiz

Literary Terms

In Each of the videos Below, describe what literary devices are being used. 

1.


Answer Starter:  The literary device used in this ad was.  They used this literary device when__________________________________________.

2.  When you make a reference to something from the past to give the reader a clearer picture of the future, this is the literary device _____?

3.  My cell phone danced and jumped as it buzzed across the table when my girlfriend was calling.  It must have been as excited to talk to her as I was!

Answer Starter:  The literary device used in this example is____________.

4.  My car was a streak of lightning across the dark freeway.

Answer Starter:  The literary device used in this example is ___________.

5.  I was starring at the newly cleaned window of my bedroom, when all of the sudden there was a huge “BAP!” and “SPLAT!” against the see-through glass.  Another fly bites the dust!

Answer Starter:  The literary device used in this example is _____________

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The Needle And The Damage Done

The Needle And The Damage Done

By Neil Young

“Needle And The Damage Done”

I caught you knockin’
at my cellar door
I love you, baby,
can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.  I hit the city and
I lost my band
I watched the needle                                                            Personification
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.I sing the song
because I love the man
I know that some
of you don’t understand
Milk-blood
to keep from running out.I’ve seen the needle
and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie’s                                                                  Simile
like a settin’ sun.

Writing an Introduction for an Essay

Writing an Intro:
1. Write a Hook : capture the readers attention
Watch this video to understand ho write a hook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnq17dyxyu4
2. Acknowledge the topic in general
3. Answer the topic question in a complete sentence. (This is Your Thesis)
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Writing Prompt:
If you could do one thing to make the school a better place, what would it be and why?

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1.  Now, lets write a hook:
Imagine a place on a school campus where you could rid yourself of stress, find more happiness, and work towards becoming the person you want to be in life?  

2. Acknowledge the topic in general
There are many things someone could do to make my school a better place.

3.  Now write your thesis (your road map).
If I could do anything to make my school a better place, I would build gigantic athletic workout facility for students and staff to utilize.

Now, all three parts together to have a nice introduction:
Imagine a place on a school campus where you could rid yourself of stress, and meet boys and girls all while getting pumped up!There are many things someone could do to make my school a better place.  If I could do anything to make my school a better place, I would build gigantic athletic workout facility for students and staff to utilize.