My Poetic Devices Reference Minibook is wildly popular thanks to Pinterest pins. Unfortunately, the original printable I used to make that minibook has been removed from the Internet.
So I made my own version of it with twelve different poetic devices or figures of speech. These printables can be use in many different ways. Print one per page for mini-posters. Print two per page for notebooking pages. Print four per page for memory cards or a minibook. Click to download for free.
In my original post, I printed four pages per sheet, laminated them, and connected them with a paper brad in the corner. Later I switched out the brad for a metal ring [affiliate link] which made the pages easier to flip.
For my version of the printable mini-posters, I left the example section blank. It’s always better for children to make their own notes than read someone else’s. So with my figures of speech printables, you can add in an example of each device taken from something you are reading or let your child create her own.
That original post is now three years old, and we still refer to these figures of speech regularly. Of course, understanding these devices is foundational to understanding all great literature. Most recently we have been using Walch Toolbook Series: Prose And Poetry as our guide for this topic. It is a good fit for middle school and high school students.
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