Figurative language can be found in any poem, and add richness to the imagery and meaning. Angelou uses several literary elements in her poem "Caged Bird". Some of these include metaphor, personification, alliteration, and repetition. The use of these elements creates imagery and feeling for the reader. For this activity, students will choose 3 elements and create a storyboard to describe and illustrate them. Teachers may assign elements for students to identify, or allow them to choose on their own!
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Objective: Identify, describe, and illustrate 3 literary elements in “Caged Bird”.
Grade Level 4-6
Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Figurative LanguageCommon Core Standards