Project #41593 - LEG Definitions

We’re almost ready! After a solid week of establishing the basics, this LEG is our final step before we dig into a few phenomenal short stories, our Little Black Fish collection and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. The rad part: each of these devices will pop up in everyday discussions today, tomorrow, and each day throughout the year. Let’s bust a move!


Listed below are several of the 120+ literary elements/devices that we will explore, discuss, and implement into our reading, writing, and speaking. There’s no way that we could cram all 120+ devices into our preliminary LEG, so let’s just start with those that we’ll use during our first month.


To do this, we will practice several killer skills. First, we need to know how to use our literature anthology (your textbook). I know: it’s big; it’s clunky; it’s heavy. Well, like I said before, we won’t bring it to class every single day, but you do need to know how access the incredible cache of resource at your fingertips. No joke, this textbook will be more helpful to you than the internet during that late-night cram session.) To use the textbook properly, we need to know how to access the Table of Contents, headings and titles, “collection previews”, index, glossary, and everything in between.


Second, we’ll practice implementing appropriate MLA citations. For more on those, click here. Specifically, we’re going to practice using “in-text citations”. This simply means that you give credit to the author or text and include a page number to let the reader know where they can access this sweet information you’re spittin’. Here’s what I mean.


Work Cited Page Entry for our Literature Anthology:

Marshall, Kristene E.; Mongello, Laura, eds. Elements of Literature: Fourth Course. Austin: Holt, Rinehart and

Winston, 2005. Print.


In-Text Citation for our Referenced Work

“Allegory: a narrative in which characters and settings stand for abstract ideas or moral qualities” (1019).


Since we can safely assume that each of our LEG entries will originate from our Elements of Literature: Third Course anthology, we simply need to include a page number in parentheses at the end of our entries. However, keep in mind that you must place quotation marks around any text that is taken directly from the anthology. If you reword the original text, you don’t need quotation marks, but you do still need the parentheses and page number. This is called paraphrase - you’re taking another author’s work and making it your own (while keeping the message the same!). We will practice both direct quotations and indirect quotations for our LEG.


Step One: Enter definitions for our Stage One literary devices, practice direct and indirect quotationsbyr51.jpg

(Due Monday, September 15)


Step Two: Collect model examples from our studied literature with appropriate citations.

(Due Friday, September 26)


When you’ve achieved each goal, submit your completed LEG to Google Classroom by each due date.


Lit. Element/Device

Definition and Citation

Model Example from our Lit.

1st person narrator


3rd person limited narrator


3rd person omniscient narrator


unreliable narrator




rising action




falling action


















Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/30/2014 07:15 am
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