Literary Elements in "Women" by Alice Walker

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Literary Elements and Poetic Devices

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When teaching poetry, it is often helpful to refresh or introduce students with technical words. “Alliteration”, “consonance”, “imagery”, “assonance”, and “synecdoche” 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.


“Women” Literary Elements


DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE
Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words in a sentence or line “Husky of voice- Stout of / Step”
Consonance The repetition of similar consonant sounds at the ends of words “...To discover books / Desks...”
Imagery The use of descriptive or figurative language to create vivid mental imagery that appeals to the senses “How they led / Armies / Headragged generals / Across mined / Fields / Booby-trapped / Ditches…”
Assonance The repetition of a vowel sound “How they knew what / We / Must know / Without knowing a page...”
Synecdoche The use of a part of something to represent the whole “With fists as well as / Hands...”



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


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

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