Eminem- Lose Yourself

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DID YOU LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MEANING
OF THIS SONG?
SIMILES
1. “Tear this ***** roof off like two dogs caged”
Meaning- Eminem is feeling imprisoned and
wants to break free.
2. “I'm like a snail I've got to formulate a plot”
Meaning- Eminem believes he has to take his
time to plan his moves.
METAPHORS
1.“He's nervous, but on the surface he looks
calm and ready to drop bombs”
Meaning- Eminem is anxious to impress the
crowd with his outstanding lyrics.
2. “Soul's escaping, through this hole that is
gaping”
Meaning- Eminem is saying that life is passing
him by so he has to make the most of it.
WHAT DO THESE STATEMENTS MEAN?
Statement- “He knows, his whole back's to these ropes”
MeaningStatement-“…he goes back to this mobile home, that's when
it's back to the lab again”
MeaningStatement- “You better - lose yourself in the music, the
moment/You own it, you better never let it go”
MeaningStatement- “You only get one shot, do not miss your chance
to blow”
Meaning-
WHAT DO THESE STATEMENTS MEAN?
Statement- “A normal life is boring; but superstardom's
close to post-mortem ”
MeaningStatement- “But hold your nose cause here goes the cold
Water/These hoes don't want him no mo', he's cold product”
MeaningStatement- “He nose-dove and sold nada, and so the soap
opera is told ”
MeaningStatement- “Best believe somebody's payin the pied piper
Meaning-
WHAT OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF
POETRY ARE IN THIS SONG?
CLUES:
- Look for word patterns at the end of
each verse.
- Look for word patterns inside each
verse.
- Look for the reappearance of ideas.
WRITING SAMPLE
Write two paragraphs to describe the
messages Eminem is sharing in this song.
Think about:
- the conflicts he faced and how he
overcame them and,
- why he is sharing these aspects of his life
with his listeners.

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