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Song Lyrics & Poetry                                 Name: _______________________TEACHER’S GUIDE             “Firework” b...
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Firework Poetic Devices Activity

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Using Katy Perry's song "Firework" find the poetic devices. Great activity for secondary students. Grades 6 and up.

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Firework Poetic Devices Activity

  1. 1. Song Lyrics & Poetry Name: _______________________Identify, label, and explain the type of poetic device used in the song lyrics (devices may include:imagery devices such as metaphors, similes, personification, hyperbole; sound devices such asalliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme; and rhetorical devices such as anaphoraand epistrophe). “Firework” by Katy Perry Explain the Poetic Devices Used Identify & Label the Poetic Devices Do you ever feel like a plastic bag Drifting through the wind Wanting to start again Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin Like a house of cards One blow from caving in Do you ever feel already buried deep Six feet under scream But no one seems to hear a thing Do you know that theres still a chance for you ‘Cause theres a spark in you You just gotta ignite the light And let it shine Just own the night Like the Fourth of July (Chorus) ‘Cause baby youre a firework Come on show em what you’re worth Make em go "Oh, oh, oh!" As you shoot across the sky Baby youre a firework Come on let your colors burst Make em go "Oh, oh, oh!" Youre gonna leave em fallin down You dont have to feel like a waste of space Youre original, cannot be replaced If you only knew what the future holds After a hurricane comes a rainbow Maybe youre the reason why all the doors are closed So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow And when its time, youll know You just gotta ignite the light And let it shine Just own the night Like the Fourth of July (Repeat Chorus) Boom, boom, boom Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon Its always been inside of you, you, you And now its time to let it through Copyright©Tracee Orman, 2010-2011
  2. 2. Song Lyrics & Poetry Name: _______________________TEACHER’S GUIDE “Firework” by Katy Perry Explain the Poetic Device Used Identify & Label the Poetic DevicesDo you ever feel like a plastic bag Do you ever feel like a plastic bagDrifting through the wind (simile: you=bag)Wanting to start again Drifting through the wind Wanting to start again (alliteration: wind, wanting)Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin Do you ever feel, feel so paper thinLike a house of cards (simile: you=paper/house of cards)One blow from caving in Like a house of cards One blow from caving in (true rhyme: thin=in)Do you ever feel already buried deep Do you ever feel already buried deepSix feet under scream Six feet under screamBut no one seems to hear a thing But no one seems to hear a thing (anaphora: Do you ever) (alliteration: Six, scream, seems)Do you know that theres still a chance for you Do you know that theres still a chance for you‘Cause theres a spark in you ‘Cause theres a spark in youYou just gotta ignite the light You just gotta ignite the lightAnd let it shine (internal rhyme: ignite, light)Just own the night And let it shineLike the Fourth of July Just own the night Like the Fourth of July (true rhyme: light=night)(Chorus) Cause baby youre a fireworkCause baby youre a firework (metaphor: you’re a firework)Come on show em what you’re worth Come on show em what you’re worthMake em go "Oh, oh, oh!" (assonance: work, what, worth)As you shoot across the sky Make em go "Oh, oh, oh!"Baby youre a firework (onomatopoeia: oh, oh, oh)Come on let your colors burst As you shoot across the skyMake em go "Oh, oh, oh!" (hyperbole: you shoot across the sky)Youre gonna leave em fallin down Baby youre a firework Come on let your colors burst (alliteration: Come, colors) Make em go "Oh, oh, oh!" Youre gonna leave em fallin downYou dont have to feel like a waste of space You dont have to feel like a waste of spaceYoure original, cannot be replaced (simile: you=waste of space)If you only knew what the future holds Youre original, cannot be replacedAfter a hurricane comes a rainbow If you only knew what the future holds (personification: future holds) After a hurricane comes a rainbow Continued Copyright©Tracee Orman, 2010-2011
  3. 3. Song Lyrics & Poetry Name: _______________________ “Firework” by Katy Perry Explain the Poetic Device Used Identify & Label the Poetic Devices Maybe youre the reason why all the doors are closed Maybe youre the reason why all the doors are So you can open one that leads you to the perfect road closed Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow So you can open one that leads you to the And when its time, youll know perfect road You just gotta ignite the light (personification: door leads you - door is And let it shine implied) Just own the night (assonance: closed, road) Like the Fourth of July Like a lightning bolt, your heart will blow (Repeat Chorus) (hyperbole: heart will blow; personification: heart will blow) And when its time, youll know (true rhyme: blow=know) You just gotta ignite the light And let it shine Just own the night Like the Fourth of July (true rhyme: light=night) Boom, boom, boom Boom, boom, boom Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon (onomatopoeia: boom, boom, boom) Its always been inside of you, you, you Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon And now its time to let it through Its always been inside of you, you, you And now its time to let it through (true rhyme: you=through)You and your students may find more examples. These are just a few.Song lyrics from http://katy-perry.com/2010/10/08/firework-lyrics-video/ (Play the audio in class while they work.)Song released August 24, 2010; from the album Teenage Dream, Copyright owned by Capitol Records; lyrics written by Perry,Tor Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean Find this lesson and more in my Poetry resources bundle download: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Resources-Bundle-for-Writing- Reading-Understanding-Poetry Also available on CD, with 10 times the files and loads of presentations & short videos to use in your classroom: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Lessons-Activities-Figurative- Language-Bundle-on-CD *Now comes with an audio CD, which includes more songs and recordings of poems.* My Store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Tracee-Orman Thanks for supporting your fellow teachers! And don’t forget to show your support for the teachers all across the U.S. who are fighting to keep their jobs (and rights!). We stand with you! Copyright©Tracee Orman, 2010-2011

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