Poetic Devices Definitions Anchor Chart - Poetic Device Posters with Examples

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Teach poetic devices using these vocabulary posters! This anchor chart activity solidifies essential terminology by having students search for poetic device definitions and examples.  Includes digital worksheets for Google Classroom®!

Included with this Poetic Devices Vocabulary Activity:

✏️ 31 Poetic Device Posters - Digital & Print

✏️ Poetic Device Definitions and Examples Templates - Collaborative or Individual Activity

✏️ Poetic Device Anchor Chart - Ready-to-Print

✏️ Answer Key for Consolidating this Activity- Ready-to-Print

✏️ Teacher Instructions for using this resource

How to use these Poetic Device Vocabulary Worksheets:

Students will search for poetic device definitions and examples using the poetic device posters provided!  Students will feel confident analyzing and interpreting poetic devices in literature and poetry after completing this activity!  Once this activity is completed, you can also utilize these vocabulary worksheets as a classroom poetic devices anchor chart.  

↠ Begin by deciding if you would like to assign these poetic devices worksheets as a collaborative activity or as an individual workbook.

↠ Each of the poetic device posters prompts students to find a definition and example for the poetic device.  It also challenges students to consider why an author would use each poetic device in their writing.

↠ Terms included in these poetic device posters:

  • Alliteration
  • Allusion
  • Amplification
  • Aphorism
  • Assonance
  • Chiasmus
  • Cliché
  • Consonance
  • Couplet
  • Dissonance
  • Double Entendre
  • Enjambment
  • Hyperbole
  • Imagery
  • Irony
  • Juxtaposition
  • Metaphor
  • Mood
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Tone
  • and more!

↠ Students can use online resources to find poetic device definitions and to explore why an author would choose to use each device. Then, they can find poetic devices with examples or poetic devices in literature to illustrate the use of each technique. When students apply their own examples from popular culture, these terms become easier to understand!

↠ If you are utilizing these poetic device posters as a collaborative activity, you can have students present their work to the class before hanging their term on the bulletin board.  This creates a poetic device anchor chart that can be referenced throughout the course of your poetry unit.

↠ If you are assigning these poetic device worksheets as an individual workbook, you can enable students to create their own personal reference tools.  As you explore poetic devices in literature, students can recall poetic device definitions and poetic devices with examples from their worksheets.

↠ As always, a comprehensive answer key has been provided to consolidate this activity. In order to resonate with wider audiences, poetic devices with examples from diverse poets have been included, as well as lyrics from different genres of music.

↠ This answer key doubles as a ready-to-print poetic device anchor chart.

⭒ For classrooms utilizing Google Classroom® ⭒

To access the digital version of these worksheets, simply follow the instructions within the resource to copy the files directly to your Google Drive®.

This resource is included in Mondays Made Easy's Introduction to Poetry Unit.


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65 pages, 1 Google Slides® file
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