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Using "Firework" Song Lyrics to Analyze Figurative

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Last updated December 09 2014 , created October 04 2012 , viewed 54,095

Exam board: Common Core

The PDF link provides lyrics with examples of the figurative language used in the song Firework-by-Katy-Perry. Great for grades 6-12. keywords: poetry, figurative language and meaning, song lyrics, common core. Aligned to Common Core State Standards: L.6.5 , L.7.5, L.8.5

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    Firework-by-Katy-Perry-Song-Lyrics-Poetry-Terms-Figurative-Language.pdf (474kb, pdf document)
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Great lesson for my ESOL students. The current music used got their attention.

from ahinson, December 08 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

I think this is a well thought out lesson that will engage my reluctant students. Great way to practice identifying follow up after the literary terms and devices!

from wzwoboda1, July 28 2014
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This lesson is awesome. I did something similar but I used pieces of lyrics from a group of songs then as an assignment I asked them to find song lyrics that illustrate the figurative language that they learned in class. This upcoming school year, I will use this assignment instead and still have them find their own songs as well as a separate assignment. Thank you for sharing this.

from ashleywinfieldaw, June 14 2014
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This lesson was great! I had kids that have been avoiding work for some time become involved and really enjoy it! Thanks for sharing!

from anniepoo69, April 08 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Good resource. It would be nice to have lessons that teach what all these figurative language devices are on this same resource.

from rebwade, February 07 2014
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