Literary Elementsin “The Bells”

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Literary Elements in "The Bells"

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When teaching poems, it is often helpful to refresh or introduce students with technical words. “Metaphor", "alliteration", "personification", "imagery", "apostrophe", and "assonance" are a few important terms.

After you have read the poem, ask your students to do a scavenger hunt using the Storyboard Creator. Give them the list again and have them create a storyboard that depicts and explains the use of each literary element in the poem. They will have an absolute blast and gain mastery of the words.


"The Bells" Literary Elements


DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE
Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words in a sentence or line “Runic rhyme”
Personification Giving human-like characteristics to non-human objects or abstract ideas ”For every sounds that floats / From the rust within their throats / Is a groan.”
Imagery The use of descriptive or figurative language to create vivid mental imagery that appeals to the senses “Yet, the ear distinctly tells, / In the jangling, / And the wrangling, / How the danger sinks and swells, / By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells—”
Assonance The repetition of a vowel sound ”What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!”
Onomatopoeia The spelling of a word mimics the sound it represents ”How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, / In the icy air of night!”



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Create a storyboard that shows five examples of literary elements in “The Bells”.


  1. Identify use of literary elements in the text.
  2. Put the type of literary element in the title box.
  3. Give an example from the text in the description box.
  4. Illustrate the example using using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.

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