Figurative Language in Poetry Mini-Lesson – Including a Song Lyric Activity!


Let your students explore figurative language in poetry like never before! With this easy-to-use, no-prep mini-lesson, you can familiarize your students with the basic types of figurative language, such as Personification, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, Idioms, and Hyperbole. Then, give them a chance to practice analyzing these devices through an engaging song analysis activity!


► What’s Included?

  • Editable No-Prep Slideshow (PowerPoint and Google Slides)
  • Guided Notetaker
  • Simile & Metaphor “Speed-Dating” Activity
  • Figurative Language in Music Worksheets

After giving the quick mini-lesson, invite your students to apply their newfound knowledge to real life by allowing them to identify examples of figurative language in popular songs.

✎This activity is sure to round out the lesson while allowing students to make connections and hone their poetry analysis skills.

Use this figurative language in poetry mini-lesson as a station rotation, whole class activity, or with your remedial/intervention class as an engaging reteach. It also makes for a great extension activity!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Aaliyah said, “My students loved this activity!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy said, “This is a fun way to look for figurative language by using song lyrics. Great lesson!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

R.L.5.4, L.5.5

R.L.6.4, L.6.5



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