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Learning Activities

Learning Activity 1: Open up and read through the powerpoint about alliteration, assonance and onomatopoeia (sound devices).

Learning Activity 2: Open up the video below and play along with a whiteboard and pen. Can you spot either the figurative language example or the sound device example in each clip? For those eagle-eyed viewers, you may even spot more than one example in each clip! Happy playing :-)

Figurative Language Game Show!

Figurative language and sound device game show! Pause the video at the ?? if you need more time to answer :)

Learning Activity 3: Hopefully, by now, you will have learned that figurative language and sound devices can be found in language everywhere; especially in songs and poems with many songs having examples of more than one type of figurative language within their lyrics. Take That's 'Shine' is a good example.


Your final learning activity is to find examples of figurative language (simile, metaphor, hyperbole and personification) and sound devices (alliteration, assonance and onomatopoeia) in your own (or your family's) favourite songs. Try and find at least one example of each and email your examples to our class email address by Monday please. I look forward to reading what you find!