This a lesson plan that I created to cover CCSS. ELA-Literacy.L.4.5.A Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context. The lesson plan features an activity where students are divided into groups and are provided with lyrics from popular songs. The students are instructed to find the similes and metaphors present within the lyrics of these songs. I did not include a list of songs for this lesson because the songs that your class will enjoy and be able to recognize will be different over time and depending on grade level. A great example of a song that you could use is Katy Perry's "Firework".
I wrote this lesson to cater to a fourth grade standard, but this would also work great with even high school students.