Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast Poems, CCSS

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Use this two-day poetry lesson to help your students connect modern music/song lyrics to classic poetry. On the first day, students will compare and contrast the song, “Stereo Hearts,” by Gym Class Heroes, to the Robert Burns’ classic poem, “A Red, Red Rose.” Both poems use simile and metaphor to describe the feeling of falling in love. On the second day, students will compare and contrast The Script’s song, “Breakeven,” with Edmund Spenser’s “Sonnet 30,” as both works discuss the paradox of emotions that accompany a broken heart.

This product is a 7-page PDF which includes detailed lesson procedures (with links for video clips), four pages of student handouts, and two pages of detailed answer keys/discussion starters.

These two lessons will fit smoothly into ANY poetry unit and are appropriate for advanced middle school and high school students.

This item is also included in my full, 4-week poetry unit. Click HERE to check out my money-saving poetry lesson bundle. If you purchase the bundle, there's no need to buy this item separately.

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Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast
Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast
Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast
Pop Music Song Lyrics and Classic Poetry, Compare/Contrast