Even though it might be depressing for English teachers, the fact is that poetry has pretty much been replaced by popular songs. Are these songs poems? Allow your students to argue in favor of their favorite artists and learn about poetic devices in the process.
Students who dislike everything about English class will enjoy this assignment. Know ahead of time what you will do about naughty lyrics, especially if you have students present to the class.
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