This activity is for students to find poetic elements in songs. I give the students copies of the lyrics and this worksheet and let them complete it while the songs play in the background. I use it as a way to get them interested in the unit.
Songs: "Cowboy Casanova", "Never Say Never", "Next to You", "I Pray for You", "American Honey", and "At Last".
Poetic Terms covered: hyperbole, allusion, irony, personification, simile, pun, and metaphor.
Lyrics are NOT included due to copyright.
If you would like your students to find their OWN songs and present the poetic elements to the class, click below:
Music as Poetry Bundle
Music as Poetry Standard to Upper Level
Music as Poetry- Standard to Lower Level
Store: I Heart Freshman English
Tags: Freshman, 9th grade, poetry, vocabulary, music, fun