These lessons are for Valentine's Day and teach students figurative language. The students define assonance, consonance, and hyperbole. They then annotate on the poem to analyze how the author uses this figurative language in the poem. This then asks further questions leading them into an analysis on how the author's word choice affects the tone of the poem. There are two poems that the students compare to see how word choice affects the overall tone of a poem. The students then write their own 8 line poem using assonance, consonance, and a hyperbole along with an illustration.
Students love this activity for Valentine's Day and it is engaging and aligned with Common Core.