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Objective: Unpack the meaning of dense text by focusing on symbolism (metaphors, similes, analogies, etc.)

First, a reminder about the power of the question “Who is the speaker (what is their situation, what do they want)?”

  1. Who’s the Only One? (JF): Who is the speaker in Sam Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One” (what is their situation, what do they want)?” Use only the lyrics to make your inferences. Support your inferences with evidence from the text! <700+>
  2. Wrecking Ball (JF): When Miley Cyrus says she “came in like wrecking ball” (in her song of the same name), what is she saying about the relationship described in the lyrics? (What makes you think that?) <700+>
  3. Who’s a Wrecking Ball? (JF): Who is the speaker in Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” (what is their situation, what do they want)?” Use only the lyrics to make your inferences. Support your inferences with evidence from the text! <700+>

 

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