Figurative Language

Teach your class a thing or two about figurative language with this straightforward presentation. The presentation defines figurative language as well as various types of figurative language, such as metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and more. Examples of each term are included.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide an accompanying note page while presenting these terms
  • Pause at each example and have learners practice identifying the poetic element most exemplified by the poem
Classroom Considerations

  • Since this does present quite a few terms, you may wish to split it up over the course of a few days; learners can practice the different terms in between
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  • Poems including examples of the poetic devices are provided to support the definitions

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