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.