Literary Device Centers

Over the next two days, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into understanding, identifying, and using literary devices.  Thus, we will be exploring these in a centers format…digital style.  You can complete any of the centers below in any order by either scanning the QR code you have been provided or by clicking on the links directly.  Remember, you MUST show what you have learned with each center activity you complete.


  1. Background on allusions:
  2. Allusions game: The Allusion Game
  3. Practice with allusions:
    • Log into your KidBlog account.  Title your new blog post “Use Your Allusions.”  (I’ll explain that allusion later.)  Write a half-page story using at least one allusion of your choosing.  You can use any of your past warm ups for inspiration or you can create a new story altogether.

Obscure Literary Devices:

  1. Background on these devices:
  2. Practice with obscure literary devices:
    • Here you have two choices.  Both of which must be logged through yourKidBlog.
      1. Create a KidBlog post called “Obscure Literary Devices in Action” and write a half page story using at least three of these literary devices.  Be sure to underline the text illustrating each literary device.
      2. Log on to,, or and create a quiz using at least ten of these obscure literary devices.  Include a link to your quiz as a comment to my KidBlog post called “Obscure Literary Devices Quizzes.”


  1. Background on foreshadowing:
  2. Practice with foreshadowing:

Mood and Tone:

  1. Background on mood and tone:
  2. Practice with mood and tone:
    • Watch the following political ads in a playlist from MSNBC.  Choose three of your favorite videos and write a three sentence summary explaining the tone (how the author feels about the subject)  and then three separate sentences sharing your feelings on the mood (how you feel watching the video) for each video.  You must include specific examples of the words or images shown that lead you to believe the way that you do regarding the mood and tone.


  1. Background on irony:
  2. Practice with irony: Types of Irony-
    • Watch the following video and read the accompanying lyrics.  This song is called “Ironic,” but ironically, it is not.  Post a KidBlog post rewriting the lyrics so that they actually are ironic.  Do not worry so much about maintaining the rhyme scheme.  You will get extra imaginary bonus points for keeping the rhyme scheme.

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