This Power Point presentation breaks down the song "Gangsta's Paradise" into parts so the students can find figurative language. It includes the YouTube video which has zero violence and zero profanity (only some individuals smoking...)
Students love this lesson because it is relevant and engaging for them. It is also an opportunity to teach the student's what the message of the song is about (getting out of the cycle of gangs).
Some of the Figurative Language devices are: