Exploring poetic imagery through John Legend, Alicia Keys and more.

Exploring poetic imagery through John Legend, Alicia Keys and more.
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  1. This is a bundle of resources which allow you to build and consolidate comprehension and analysis skills through exploring popular rap songs, including Eminem, Common and Macklemore.Skills taught with these rap songs range from comprehension, to inference and explore of language devices.
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A great way to develop your student's analytical skills in a contemporary way.
Activity one explore similes about love taken from 19 classic and contemporary songs including Alicia Keys, 50 cent and Beyonce. Activity two sees these similes grouped according to the imagery they create. Activity three has pupils making inferences on the similes and the effects.
Activity four is a creative activity where pupils make a found poem from the imagery.
The second half of the resource focuses on All of Me by John Legend.
Please download the lyrics which are available free elsewhere and the song can be played from YouTube.
There are five analytical questions about the language and structure of the lyrics. Finally, pupils transform the song into a letter.
A great way to introduce love poetry or texts such as Romeo and Juliet or a fun way of exploring imagery and inferential skills.
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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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