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Using Literary Techniques (2, 3, 4)

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  • You will choose one of the short stories we have already read. They are attached below. You will then use it to complete ONE of the following choices:

    Choice 1

    Create a PowerPoint presentation in which you discuss how at least one of the literary techniques we have discussed affects the meaning of the story.


    • Complete sentences with correct spelling and grammar.
    • A minimum of 8 slides.
    • A minimum of 600 words. These should be spread throughout the entire presentation.
    • A minimum of 4 images.
    • You must discuss at least one of the following literary techniques (Note: You may do more than one if you would like):
      1. Figurative Language (metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia , alliteration)
      2. Plot Twist
      3. Foreshadowing
      4. Flashback
      5. Atmosphere
      6. Symbolism
      7. Irony
    • You can pick more than one technique to discuss if you would like in order to meet the slide requirements.
    • If you do not discuss how the technique or techniques affects the meaning of one of the short stories we read in class, you will not get above a PP-.

    Choice 2

    Create a picture or collage that represents one of the literary techniques in one of the short stories we have read in class and write a 300 word description that explains your picture. If you choose this option, you must either turn in your picture to me if you draw it by hand or use a picture software to create your image digitally.

    For example, if we had read The Lion King, I would draw the scene with Scar getting ready to throw Simba off the cliff and then Simba thinking of his dad in a bubble to represent flashback. I would then include the description with it.


    • An original picture or collage that clearly represents one of the literary technique in the chosen short story from class.
    • A 300 word minimum description along with it.
    • Description contains proper spelling and grammar, complete sentences, and is in MLA format.
    • Only the picture with no description attached will not receive above a PP-.