Teaching Poetic Devices
- Grades: 9–12
Make a strong introduction for poetry by revealing the poetic devices embedded in music – the language of youth.
- Identify six poetic devices: alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, and simile
- Determine the purpose of poetic devices as either emphasizing meaning or the sound of words
- Respond to a journal entry
- Transfer learning while becoming the “teacher” of an assigned poetic device
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Musical Poetry
Students will work in small groups and become “teachers” as they educate their classmates about poetic devices found in their favorite songs.