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Ch 6: The Grapes of Wrath Literary Devices

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary devices used in The Grapes of Wrath for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • The writing style Steinbeck used in the novel
  • The Grapes of Wrath rhetorical strategies and devices
  • Figurative language in the novel
  • Simile, metaphor, extended metaphor, allegory and point of view in the novel
  • How The Grapes of Wrath used tone, mood and allusion
  • The meaning and uses of foreshadowing and personification in the novel
  • Examples of repetition and related quotes
  • Uses of alliteration and consonance in The Grapes of Wrath

13 Lessons in Chapter 6: The Grapes of Wrath Literary Devices
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Steinbeck's Writing Style in The Grapes of Wrath: Language, Diction & Syntax

1. Steinbeck's Writing Style in The Grapes of Wrath: Language, Diction & Syntax

This lesson will examine several aspects of significant language in John Steinbeck's 1939 novel, ''The Grapes of Wrath'', and will provide examples and analysis of each.

Rhetorical Strategies & Devices in The Grapes of Wrath

2. Rhetorical Strategies & Devices in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson, we will examine the use of rhetorical strategies by John Steinbeck in ''The Grapes of Wrath'', a novel about surviving the Great Depression.

Examples of Figurative Language in The Grapes of Wrath

3. Examples of Figurative Language in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson, we will examine some examples of figurative language from John Steinbeck's novel 'The Grapes of Wrath,' which is about a family who has lost everything and is trying to start over.

The Grapes of Wrath: Simile & Metaphor

4. The Grapes of Wrath: Simile & Metaphor

'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck is a novel about the Joad family who lose everything in the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma. In this lesson, we will examine the use of simile and metaphor in this novel.

Extended Metaphor in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

5. Extended Metaphor in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

In this lesson, we will define extended metaphors and examine some examples of extended metaphors from John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath,' a story about a family during the Great Depression.

Allegory in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

6. Allegory in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

In this lesson we learn about allegory, consider several of the allegories Steinbeck uses in the 'Grapes of Wrath', and come to understand what these allegories mean for the novel.

Point of View in The Grapes of Wrath

7. Point of View in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson, we learn about different points of view in 'The Grapes of Wrath,' how we come to focus mainly on Tom Joad, and why Steinbeck shifted point of views in the intercalary chapters.

The Grapes of Wrath: Tone & Mood

8. The Grapes of Wrath: Tone & Mood

Steinbeck's use of language in ''The Grapes of Wrath'' not only helps to set the tone of the piece, but also the mood. In this lesson, we'll take a closer look some of the tones derived from his writing, and moods the reader may experience.

Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath

9. Allusion in The Grapes of Wrath

In this lesson, we will examine some examples of allusion from ''The Grapes of Wrath'' by John Steinbeck. This novel follows the Joad family as they lose their farm in Oklahoma to become migrant workers in California during the Dust Bowl.

Foreshadowing in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

10. Foreshadowing in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

''The Grapes of Wrath,~' written by John Steinbeck, is the story of the Joads a family that has been affected by the Great Depression. This lesson provides Steinbeck's ability to weave foreshadowing into his story.

Personification in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

11. Personification in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Meaning

What is personification? How does it come into play in ''Grapes of Wrath''? If you are wondering about these questions, or if you have an assignment to explore personification, you're in luck. In this lesson we will take a straight-forward approach to understanding personification.

Repetition in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

12. Repetition in The Grapes of Wrath: Examples & Quotes

In this lesson, we will examine the use of repetition in John Steinbeck's novel 'The Grapes of Wrath,' which follows the Joad family from their failing farm in Oklahoma to new opportunities in California during the Dust Bowl.

The Grapes of Wrath: Alliteration & Consonance

13. The Grapes of Wrath: Alliteration & Consonance

In this lesson, we will examine John Steinbeck's use of consonance and alliteration as literary devices that draw attention to the detailed descriptions of the settings in ''The Grapes of Wrath''.

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