Teaching Resource

Figurative Language Poster Pack

$1.99 or Free on Plus | 8 pages (PDF)|Grades: 2 - 7

A poster pack containing 8 different types of figurative language.

This pack contains the following figures of speech:

  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Idiom
  • Hyperbole
  • Oxymoron

Updated 16 January 2015 – added school fonts.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1698

    Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to contextElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the ...

  • ACELY1701

    Identify and explain characteristic text structures and language features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the textElaborationsexplaining how the features of a text advocating community action, for example ...

  • ACELA1518

    Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effectsElaborationsexploring a range of everyday, community, literary and informative texts...

  • ACELT1618

    Create literary texts that adapt or combine aspects of texts students have experienced in innovative waysElaborationscreating narratives in written, spoken or multimodal/digital format for more than one specified audience, requiring adaptation of nar...

  • ACELY1714

    Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audienceElaborationscreating informative texts for two ...

  • ACELT1600

    Discuss the nature and effects of some language devices used to enhance meaning and shape the reader’s reaction, including rhythm and onomatopoeia in poetry and proseElaborationsidentifying the effect of imagery in texts, for example the use of ...

  • ACELT1611

    Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...

  • ACELT1798

    Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authorsElaborationsdrawing upon fiction elements in a range of model texts - for example main idea, characterisation, setting (time and place), narrative ...

  • ACELT1615

    Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...

  • ACELT1800

    Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choiceElaborationsselecting and using sensory language to convey a vivid picture of ...

  • ACELA1525

    Investigate how vocabulary choices, including evaluative language can express shades of meaning, feeling and opinionElaborationsidentifying (for example from reviews) the ways in which evaluative language is used to assess the qualities of the variou...

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Are you able to please add a poster for allusion in this pack. It is the one thing I am looking for in a pack and it seems to be missing. Thank you.

Anusha Singh · Jun 12th, 2020

Hi Anusha,

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Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

Paul (Teach Starter) · Jun 14th, 2020

These look great! Simple and to the point. I’ll be using them in my year 8 classroom to reinforce skills my students need reminding of.


Donna M Ferguson · Feb 27th, 2017

I would like this resource in QLD font please.

spcthegap · Dec 29th, 2014

Hi Nicole, thank you for your comment. We have now added Queensland font to this resource.

Kind regards,

· Jan 16th, 2015

Hi, this is a great resource, thank you! I would like to see more black children in the images – there is only one on the individual posters and it is the same image as exists in another resource I have just downloaded. I realise that you can’t just change everything, but this is a real issue for me. Thank you!

Helen Salthouse · Dec 13th, 2014

Hi Helen, thank you for your suggestion. We are working to increase the diversity of children featured in our resources. I will make a note of your comment and let you know when we update this resources.

Kind regards,

· Dec 23rd, 2014

Hi Helen, please feel free to download the updated version now.

Kind regards,

· Jan 15th, 2015

Love them
thank you

Emma Lenehan · Nov 10th, 2014

Well set out and great pictures used to demonstrate the point.

Jeanette Kelm · Oct 14th, 2014

Great resource, colourful and easy to understand. Thanks!

Helen Salthouse · Sep 15th, 2014

I love this complete set of figurative language posters. Most important for me is the clarity of the images and examples. Some posters can be too ‘busy’ and the message is lost within the design. Thank you, for yet another educationally enhancing product.

Michelle Powell · Sep 15th, 2014

Thanks Michelle!

· Sep 16th, 2014

Thank you very much! 🙂



Ryan Cox · Sep 8th, 2014

When I open this only one page is available?

Ryan Cox · Sep 8th, 2014

Hi Ryan, can you please try refreshing the page and downloading it again? The issue should now be fixed. Kind regards, Scott

· Sep 8th, 2014

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