Review poetry terms (figurative language and sound devices) in the context of lines from classic poems. Figurative language terms reviewed are metaphor, simile, allusion, personification, and hyperbole. Sound devices reviewed are alliteration, caesura, couplet, onomatopoeia, and iambic pentameter.
Poetic lines from the following poets are referenced: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Carl Sandburg, Matthew Arnold, William Butler Yeats, W.H. Auden, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, Rita Dove, and others.
In this game, there are four rounds. In round one, the students simply identify the figurative language demonstrated in the lines. In round two, they must also explain their answers. Rounds three and four are played the same way but focus on sound devices in poetry.
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