Want to motivate your students to learn poetry elements? Analyze lyrics from a variety of artists! There are ten song lyrics with artist, song title and questions to follow. Also included is a general list of questions that can be used with any song. Some poetry elements included in the questions are rhyme scheme, artist's purpose, figurative language, mood/tone, and specific questions about the meaning of the lyrics. I like to teach one a month and my students beg for me to do more! I download the song for them to listen to as well! At the end of the year, they get to bring in their own lyrics to analyze with their peers. We jam out!
Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band
Killing Me Softly- Roberta Flack
Rock in the U.S.A.- John Mellencamp
Never Grow Up- Taylor Swift
Beautiful Day- U2
Hero- Mariah Carey
Dance with My Father- Luther Vandross
It’s My Life- Jon Bon Jovi
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Automatic- Miranda Lambert
Questions for any lyrics
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