Should song lyrics be considered poetry? What dilemmas arise when we look at lyrics as poetry? In a blog response, find a set of lyrics to a song that you like and analyze them as poetry? What do you now understand about the song that you didn't before?
Check out RAP GENIUS for some interesting close readings of hip hop songs you might know.
To practice identifying themes as a whole class, let's take a look at some seemingly different works of art to see if we can isolate what they have in common.
Here we have a work of physical art, a song, and a short animated film. What theme do you think these pieces all share in common? What evidence do you have from each piece that helps you determine this?