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Poetry in Real Life

Poetry in Real Life

Author: Dawn Peake

Students will describe real-world events using figurative language.

In this flipped lesson, students will gain a deeper understanding of figurative language.  In the video, the teacher shows students how even making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be described using figurative language.  The video will be posted on the class wiki page with additional instructions.  It is meant to be a review.  Once students have seen the video, their challenge assignment is to describe their own real-world event using as many poetic devices as they can.  Examples of possible real-world events/objects/people will be listed, but students will be encouraged to come up with their own!  Student can also illustrate their real-world event to use in conjunction with their descriptions.

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Making a "Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich" is described using figurative language.