This allows the students to have a PowerPoint presentation that starts off by going over the definitions and examples of metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, idiom, alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.
Then, you will have an activity with figures of speech using the poem "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Sara Teasdale and the short story "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. Description of activity and examples from the works are provided.
Finally, the PowerPoint ends with a 25 question quiz over figures of speech with an answer key at the end of the presentation. Below are the essential questions you will use during the presentation and the common core standards that go along with the presentation.
Essential Question: How does the author’s use of figurative language affect the meaning of the text? How can author’s effectively use figurative language?
Standards: ELACC7RL1, ELACC7RL2, ELACC7RL3, ELACC7RL4, ELACC7RL5,ELACC7L6 ELACC7SL4