Erin (icyblue) wrote in thequestionclub,
Erin
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A twist on a common question

I teach junior high language arts. I'm currently teaching a poetry unit, and I'm using songs (in combination with "classical" poems) to teach it. Each day has a theme - things like Suffering and Pain, Snapshots of Life, Social Action, etc. One day will also have the theme of LOVE!

I want your suggestions for love songs that have particularly interesting, beautiful, or significant lyrics. Genre is extremely flexible - I've been using everything from Jimi Hendrix to The Beatles to Suzanne Vega to Death Cab for Cutie. The process is this: we listen to the song while reading along with the lyrics, and then discuss the "poem," and then sometimes answer some questions.

I'd appreciate your help!

P.S. If you have some songs in mind that are particularly "poem-like" (i.e. interesting lyrics, figurative language, interesting subject matter, etc.) but don't have to do with love, please suggest them anyway!
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