Ch 3: Literary Devices & Syntax

About This Chapter

Increase your child's knowledge of topics like the use of irony, figurative language, persuasion, and more. These lessons on literary devices and syntax can help kids prepare for a class project or get ready to ace an exam.

Literary Devices & Syntax - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of literary devices and syntax. Your child will review persuasive writing, sentence structure, and three types of irony. After completing the chapter, your child should be prepared to:

  • Use personification to enhance the meaning of a poem
  • Discuss the use of symbolism in abstract poetry
  • Influence an audience using different techniques
  • Explain the purpose of sentence structure
  • Explore the use of figurative language
  • Describe cause and effect structures
  • Discuss different kinds of phrases and how to use them
  • Provide an example of a clause

These lessons will help your child quickly grasp the topics presented, and our expert instructors provide plenty of examples. Your child can review all the lessons in order or just look at the ones needed. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available, and your child can print the quizzes as worksheets for use during offline studies.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Literary Devices & Syntax
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Personification Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

1. Personification Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Writers sometimes try to make their words more interesting and descriptive. One way they do this is through personification. In this lesson, you will learn about personification and read some examples.

Abstract Poetry Lesson for Kids: Definition & Symbolism

2. Abstract Poetry Lesson for Kids: Definition & Symbolism

Abstract poetry is a fun way to express an idea by not really saying what you mean. Sound confusing? Take a closer look at abstract poetry in this lesson!

Persuasive Writing Lesson for Kids: Techniques & Examples

3. Persuasive Writing Lesson for Kids: Techniques & Examples

Persuasive writing is a way to get other people to believe something that you believe in. In this lesson, we'll look at strong persuasive writing strategies. Your goal is to learn how to try and convince others in your writing!

Purpose of Sentence Structures Lesson for Kids

4. Purpose of Sentence Structures Lesson for Kids

Did you know that there are different ways sentences can be written to make a story better? In this lesson, you'll learn about sentence structures and why authors use different types of sentences to create a story.

Figurative Language Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

5. Figurative Language Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Figurative language makes writing spicy! This lesson focuses on many types of figurative language and gives you some fun examples so you can write your own!

Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

6. Irony Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Learn about irony and the three types of irony that are most popularly used by writers. See examples of each type, and discover the difference between irony and coincidence.

Cause & Effect Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

7. Cause & Effect Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Cause and effect are everywhere, including science. Come and learn about the definitions of cause and effect, as well as some examples within the real world and scientific texts.

What is a Phrase?

8. What is a Phrase?

In this lesson, we will define a phrase. We will then discuss the different kinds of phrases, look at examples of each, and then discuss how to use them correctly in writing.

What is a Clause?

9. What is a Clause?

In this lesson, we will define what a clause is. We will then look at the different types of clauses, define each of the types, provide some examples of each, and then discuss why they are important in our writing.

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