Love Lyrics Characteristics #1-Speaker expresses emotions or ideas that may or may not be ideas of the poet/writer #2-Figures of speech or Imagery Personification- assigning “humanlike” characteristics to non-human things. “The angry wave held the tiny boat for a fraction of a second before flinging it against the rocks.” Figures of speech Continued… Simile -a literary device in which the writer employs the words "like" or "as" to compare two different ideas. “He flew like a dove.” “I am as bold as a lion.” Figures of speech Continued… Metaphor -similar to a simile; however, this literary device makes a comparison without the use of "like" or "as". “He has a hyena's laugh.” #3-Specific Tone Emotion The general characteristic of a poem such as dark, brooding, reminiscent, longing, sad, joyful, silly, obsession, etc. #4-Idea or theme The general idea the speaker is trying to convey Examples: Love lost- heartbreak Love found- love at first sight Group Project 1. In your groups, choose one song from the Lyrics brought to class(democratically). 2. Complete the Presentation worksheet and decide how your Group will present your Song to the class. 3. A volunteer needs to bring in the actual song on CD. DUE MONDAY, 12/8! Groups Using the Lyrics to the song your group chose, answer the questions for each Characteristic on the worksheet. Give specific examples from the lyrics for each Characteristic. Be prepared to present (5 min.) to the rest of the class.