Figurative Language in Song Lyrics Music Presentation - Poetry Introduction

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Teach figurative language in song lyrics with this ready-to-use presentation. This slideshow uses current music lyrics to teach literary devices used in poetry like metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, and more. This makes an excellent poetry introduction presentation to familiarize students with the common figurative language they will encounter in the poems they read. It will also engage and hook them into your poetry unit with the modern music examples provided!

Included in this figurative language in song lyrics presentation:

This 13-slide Powerpoint presentation includes a variety of figurative language types that students will encounter in your poetry unit. Each slide includes a definition of the literary term as well as an example taken from modern lyrics.

Some of the musical artists include Taylor Swift, Drake, Rihanna, John Legend, Dynamite, Billie Eilish, and many more, so you can be confident your students will be totally engaged.

This resource is also editable if you have access to the PowerPoint software, so if there is a particular artist that is popular in your classroom, you can easily swap out one of the lyrics.

The slides of the presentation can also easily be printed and displayed as figurative language posters on your bulletin board!

What types of figurative language does this resource cover?

This presentation includes definitions and examples of the following literary devices: 

  • Alliteration
  • Assonance
  • Hyperbole
  • Metaphor
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Oxymoron
  • Personification
  • Pun
  • Imagery
  • Simile
  • Symbolism

What teachers are saying about using this figurative language in song lyrics presentation in their classrooms:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My kiddos loved, loved, loved having a lyrical example for every type of figurative language.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love this and have turned it into a student assignment where this is the exemplar and using it, students must create their own version using their own song choices.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Fantastic. This really helps students make personal connections to learning. They enjoyed this very much. I highly recommend your products.

>>>Save by purchasing this resource in one of the bundles listed below:

➡️ Complete Poetry Resource Bundle (290+ Pages)

➡️ Musical Poetry Resource Bundle

➡️ Figurative Language Resource Bundle

Pair this poetry writing booklet with our poetry annotation guide:

 How to Annotate Poetry Student Guide

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