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By teaching about poetic devices in music teachers can provide a creative way to practice reading, writing, and language skills.
Analyze the poetic devices used in Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays" to those found in Theodore Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz." Critical analysts discuss poetic meter and rhythm and its relationship to theme. They compare and contrast themes found in each poem and write an analysis of the relationship between a poem's form and its content.
Learners examine how Robert Hayden and Theodore Roethke incorporate poetic devices to convey meaning in the poems, 'Those Winter Sundays,' and 'My Papa's Waltz.' They listen to audio clips, explore websites, and write an analysis of the poem's form.
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration. An answer key is provided with possible answers. A great way to get your class motivated about poetry! Check it out!
Middle schoolers read a poem and complete a TPCASTT chart. They make a prediction about the title (T) , paraphrase each line (P), identify poetic devices and nuances (C-connotation), explore mood and tone (A-attitude), point out shifts in content or style (S), evaluate the title after reading (T), and name what they believe is the theme or main idea of the poem. Presents a very systematic way of analyzing poetry. 
Students review examples and definitions of different poetic devices. In this poetic devices instructional activity, students interact with the website by reading definitions and looking at examples of poetic devices such as onomatopoeia, repetition, and rhyme. They take a practice quiz and check their answers online.
Students identify and analyze the poetic devices of alliteration, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification, rhyme, and similes. They identify examples of each poetic device in songs, complete a worksheet, and teach the devices to a group of students in the class.
In this creating poetic devices learning exercise, 9th graders create 5 original examples of poetic techniques by listing and defining each term, then illustrating that example;  a list of terms and an example are shown;  a grading rubric is included.
In this poetic devices worksheet, students identify devices being used as alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, rhyme, idiom, simile, metaphor, hyperbole or personification and explain their choice.
Introduce your middle and high school writers to musical poetry. They explore the six poetic devices, and locate the poetic devices in various music lyrics. Next, they choose one of the devices to teach to the class using an example they choose.
This lesson focuses on how the blues both operates as poetry and informs the poetry of many prominent African American poets. Students consider the poetic devices and recurring themes in blues lyrics and the significance of the poetry of the blues as part
Students write a poetic analysis on a poem by Carl Sandburg. They take their previous knowledge of poetic devices and apply them to a piece of writing that displays their knowledge on a specific poem. They explain what they know about a specific poem in a piece of writing.
Carl Sandburg composed poetry that conveyed a time and place in American Literature and history. Learners identify the literary techniques he uses to describe the historical and cultural context of living in Chicago. They define the poetic devices personification and apostrophe in the poem, then write their own descriptive pieces mimicking Sandburg's style.
Eighth graders study poetic devices included in conversation poems and explore their eloquent messages. They read and discuss poems by Langston Hughes and Don Marquis.
Eleventh graders are introduced to various basic and advanced poetic devices. They read several poems and practice identifying poetic elements. They identify at least two different poems and substantiate why they belong in the canon.
Fifth graders will be able to identify and use prepositions correctly in written work.¿¿¿ They will also be able to identify poetic devices.They will see how their writing can be more descriptive and "visual" for their audience.
High schoolers discover thematic connections between classical literary and popular song lyrics. Next, students identify poetic devices of sound and sense and relate them to the meaning of the lyrics.
Young scholars identify a poem's speaker, define in context common poetic devices, and analyze several modernist poems.
Students analyze modernist poetry and the role of speaker in example poems. In this modernist poetry lesson plan, students identify a poem's speaker and common poetic devices. Students analyze modernist poems from Romanticism and Victorian periods as well as Wallace Stevens' modernist 'Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.'Students write an analysis of two poems and read a Robert Frost poem.
Middle schoolers identify and describe six poetic devices. Using that information, they determine each one's purpose as either trying to emphasize meaning or the sound of words. They write in their journal to discuss how poetry and music can work together for a specific effect.