This interactive PowerPoint features literary terms and vocabulary words found in the music lyrics of the most popular artists and genres. From Lil' Wayne to the Beatles, students will find that onomatopeias, metaphors, and other literary devices are just as common in contemporary music as they are in literature.
With 22 riddles to solve, this presentation can be used as a great end-of-the year review game. It can also be broken up to use as a daily warm-up/do-now/anticipatory set, or even a bonus question on a quiz or test.
Your students will never listen to music the same way again!
Aligned with Common Core Standards for English Language Arts:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5 Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning