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Identify Literary and Rhetorical Devices

In this worksheet, students will develop their understanding of literary and rhetorical devices and how they are used within texts.

'Identify Literary and Rhetorical Devices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Develop Awareness of Literary and Rhetorical Devices

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Worksheet Overview

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Whether you are writing a fiction or a non-fiction text, the devices you use to communicate with your reader are extremely important. 


A device is a technique used to create an image, sound or feeling in the reader.


In this activity, we will look at some commonly used literary devices in fiction, and some rhetorical devices in non-fiction. You might start to recognise the effect that using these devices has on a reader.


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