Song Lyric Analysis Stations – Teaching Poetry through Music


Grab your students’ attention with your poetry unit by speaking their language… using music! These song lyric analysis stations will help you reinforce the poetry elements using any song. Give students a list of songs to choose from, or give them free rein (with a few requirements) and watch their excitement towards figurative language, sound devices, imagery, tone, and theme soar!


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These song lyric analysis stations are low-prep and interactive, making it easy to approach poetry!

► What’s Included?

  • Teacher Instructions
  • Student Guide to Choosing a Song
  • 5 Song Lyric Analysis Stations (Color & Grayscale)
  • Student Recording Sheet for Organized Analysis
  • Digital Google Slides Option for Easy Integration of Technology

With these song lyric analysis stations, your students will explore the elements of poetry while dissecting figurative language, sound devices, imagery, tone, and theme.

Easy to Use; Easy to Inspire: No need to spend valuable time creating lessons from scratch. These song lyric analysis stations are ready to go, making it effortless to launch an engaging lesson using music as poetry analysis!

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

R.L.5.4, L.5.5

R.L.6.4, L.6.5


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