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

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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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