Figurative Language in Song Lyrics Assignment - Music Poetry Activity

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Engage your students in poetry by having them label figurative language in song lyrics with these engaging assignments. Students will read excerpts from popular songs and label figurative language examples of metaphor, simile, hyperbole, personification, alliteration, pun, oxymoron & more. This fun activity allows students to demonstrate their understanding of poetic devices by recognizing figurative language in song lyrics!

Included in this figurative language in song lyrics resource:

  • Three visually appealing assignment worksheet pages that include lines taken from popular song lyrics that contain literary devices. Students are required to label the figurative language used and provide an explanation for each. With lyrics from Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Camila Cabello, Sam Smith, and many others your students will be totally engaged.
  • Detailed teacher answer keys with a detailed explanation for each type of figurative language used that will make grading or review quick and easy

Terms that are covered in the figurative language in song lyrics resource:

  • Assonance
  • Hyperbole
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Pun
  • Symbolism

What teachers are saying about using the figurative language in song lyrics resource:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a brilliant resource! It was a great way for my students to apply their understanding of figurative language, and the use of popular songs kept them fully engaged

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students loved this lesson. They really enjoyed doing an activity that used the music that they listen to. It helped them understand the topic better since they were able to relate to it better.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a super creative packet. Whenever I start a poetry unit, I invariably hear the complaints that "nobody talks the way poets do," so this is a perfect assignment to put that sort of thinking to rest. As always, the visual appeal of anything made by Presto keeps me coming back for more.

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Pair this resource with our popular final poetry project!

 Poetry Analysis Music Project

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