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Develop Skills in Using Literary Devices

In this worksheet, students will develop their understanding of key literary devices and begin to hone their skills in explaining the effects of specific literary devices.

'Develop Skills in Using Literary Devices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 8 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Growing Knowledge to Support Writing

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Worksheet Overview

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When we write descriptively or creatively, a good way to communicate effectively with your audience is to use literary devices.


A literary device is a specific way of using language that can create images or sounds for the reader. 

Using these helps ensure that your reader is immersed in whatever it is you have written.


In this activity, we will look at three useful literary devices and how to use them. We will also begin to develop our knowledge of the effects that using these devices can have.


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