Check out this grade video that uses poetry to teach figurative language:
Or research different idioms to introduce students to the idea that language isn't always meant "literally" or exactly. An expression like "I'm staving; I could eat a horse" isn't meant exactly. It uses the figurative language of hyperbole. (I like Pinterest and Google images for finding great visuals that students can recreate.)
My students also love playing Quizlet Live. I made this list to help them review some terms: https://quizlet.com/_2tpzmw
You could create your own Quizlet list with examples of figurative language for them to match (or search Quizlet for other teachers' lists to edit for your class).
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