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Ch 2: The Giver: Literary Analysis & Devices

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The Giver Literary Analysis & Devices chapter of The Giver Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary devices and analysis of The Giver. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of this literary analysis and use of literary devices in this story.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material on the literary devices and analysis of The Giver will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the literary devices used in The Giver and analyze the details of this novel. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the literary analysis and devices in The Giver
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual and auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Giver Literary Analysis & Devices chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only the information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about a literary analysis of The Giver and devices used to tell the story for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Detailed literary analysis of The Giver
  • Exploration of the setting of the book
  • Examination of the society depicted in the story
  • Author's use of literary devices, including figurative language, metaphors, similes, personification, irony and euphemisms
  • Review of key vocabulary words used throughout the novel

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: The Giver: Literary Analysis & Devices
The Giver Literary Analysis

1. The Giver Literary Analysis

This lesson discusses the genre, characters, point of view, setting, and conflict of Lois Lowry's The Giver. When you finish this lesson, you will understand that The Giver is a young adult novel set in a futuristic dystopian society, and centered around the conflict of free agency.

The Giver Setting

2. The Giver Setting

Discover the ways in which the setting, a dystopian planned community, reflects the central themes and society depicted in ''The Giver'', such as 'self. vs society' and 'inside vs. outside'

The Society of The Giver

3. The Society of The Giver

Lois Lowry's novel ''The Giver'' has aspects of utopia and dystopia, and of communism, egalitarianism and totalitarianism. But in this perfectly engineered society, things are not always perfect.

Literary Devices in The Giver

4. Literary Devices in The Giver

In this lesson, we will review some literary devices, such as point of view, setting, theme, and plot. Not only will we define them, but we will use examples from 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry to illustrate them.

Figurative Language in The Giver

5. Figurative Language in The Giver

Figurative language is used by authors everywhere to enhance your experience of reading their work, and Lois Lowry's 'The Giver' is no exception. In this lesson, you'll learn about some different types of figurative language used in this young adult book.

Metaphors in The Giver

6. Metaphors in The Giver

Lois Lowry uses metaphors in 'The Giver' to provide visual and emotional details that might otherwise be elusive to readers of this novel about a dystopian society. Learn more about it in this lesson.

Similes in The Giver

7. Similes in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, precision of language is very important to Jonas' dystopian community. How does figurative language fit in? In this lesson, we will look at the author's use of similes.

Personification in The Giver

8. Personification in The Giver

In this lesson, we will review some of the uses of personification in ''The Giver'' by Lois Lowry. Personification is used in this novel to make descriptions more meaningful to the reader.

Euphemisms in The Giver

9. Euphemisms in The Giver

Euphemisms are used to describe things that are uncomfortable to discuss. In this lesson, we see some examples of euphemisms in 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry.

Irony in The Giver

10. Irony in The Giver

In this lesson, we will look at some ways that Lois Lowry incorporates different types of irony in 'The Giver' to create emphasis to some important points.

Important Vocabulary Words in The Giver

11. Important Vocabulary Words in The Giver

In 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, Jonas lives in a futuristic society with a culture of Sameness. In this lesson, we will learn some of the important vocabulary that is unique to Jonas' community.

The Giver Vocabulary Flashcards

The Giver Vocabulary Flashcards

This flashcard set supports the unique vocabulary of 'The Giver.' It will not only help you learn and remember the important vocabulary from the text, but it will also provide you with the context from which the words were derived.

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