Literary Devices in Thirteen Reasons Why

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Thirteen Reasons Why Literary Devices

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Thirteen Reasons Why provides opportunities for teaching a number of useful literary devices. Have students use storyboards to demonstrate their demonstrate their understanding of these devices in an engaging way. Have students depict scenes from the novel that illustrate concepts like stream of consciousness, foil, tragic flaw, foreshadowing, irony, figurative language, or deus ex machina. Students should then clearly explain how the scene makes use of that literary device.


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Create a storyboard illustrating different literary devices found in the story.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify four different literary devices used in the novel.
  3. Describe how each device is used.
  4. Illustrate each example with appropriate characters, scenes, items, and dialogue.
  5. Save and submit your storyboard.
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