In this purchase you will receive a zip file containing 36 different posters of song quotes containing examples of figurative language plus 5 matching posters with the words, simile, metaphor, alliteration, idiom, and personification. The examples come from a variety of music genres including classic rock, country, rock, and what many would consider "the Oldies". Artists include The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, Elton John, and many many more. A few of the posters contain more than one example of figurative language for a total of 44 examples. There are examples of alliteration (2), idioms (15), metaphors (10), personification (2), and similes (15). Also included is an excel file with all the artists, titles, and examples in an easy to use spreadsheet which can be sorted whichever way you prefer to view it.
The posters are saved 5 different ways. You will receive a .pdf file of the posters saved with a lt. blue chevron background, red chevron background, green chevron background, yellow gingham background, and blue gingham background. You will also receive a PPT with the 5 backgrounds saved as blanks so that you can insert a text box and add your own examples. Better yet, let the students use them to create more! When printing from the PPT, make sure to choose "Fit to page".
Many of these songs contain other examples of figurative language, but I couldn't include them all. It would make a great extension activity to give students a copy of the lyrics in their entirety and challenge them to find the other examples.
Depending on the level of your students, these posters can be used in grades 6-12 for Common Core State Standard L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.9.5, L.10.5, L.11.5, and L.12.5.