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Literary Devices through the art of Alex Colville

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Literary Devices through the
art of Alex Colville

Grades 9–12

Alex Colville (1920–2013) is one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. His significant contributions include the work he produced as an official war artist during the Second World War, and his studies of modern life in postwar Canada. The exercises in this guide take Alex Colville’s works as starting points for literary analysis and creative writing.

  • Discussion activity: understanding tone and point of view
  • Examining fiction and non-fiction: creativity and realism
  • Culminating Task: Writer’s room: writing a dramatic scene

English, Dramatic Arts, Visual Arts, The Writer’s Craft, and more

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