Get out your notebooks and open to the “Hip Hop Reflection” from Thursday.
Under your initial response please answer this prompt in four sentences or more:
What is your favorite song or one of your favorite songs? Why? What makes the song appealing to you? Does not have to be any specific genre.

Four sentences, minimum.
6 minutes




Complete diagrams from yesterday

15 minutes




Play two songs, pass out lyrics.



In the two songs “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill and “Hard Times” by Run DMC locate at least two examples of each literary term: simile, metaphor, allusion, and/or imagery. Label and/or highlight each example in a way where you know which literary term is exemplified.

https://youtu.be/iiUOi0l7oE0 – how she changed hip hop

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill https://youtu.be/3hvntSfvqGQ
My world it moves so fast today
The past it seems so far away
And life squeezes so tight that I can’t breathe
And every time I try to be, what someone else has thought of me
So caught up, I wasn’t able to achieve

But deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny

I look at my environment
And wonder where the fire went
What happened to everything we used to be
I hear so many cry for help
Searching outside of themselves
Now I know that His strength is within me

And deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny

And deep in my heart…
And deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny
“Hard Times” by RUN DMC
Hard times spreading just like the flu
Watch out homeboy, don’t let it catch you
P-p-p-prices go up, don’t let your pocket go down
When you got short money you’re stuck on the ground
Turn around, get ready, keep your eye on the clock
And be on point for the future shock

Hard times
Hard times

Hard times are coming to your town
So stay alert, don’t let them get you down
They tell you times are tough, you hear that times are hard
But when you work for that ace you know you pulled the right card
Hard times got our pockets all in chains
I’ll tell you what, homeboy, it don’t have my brain
All day I have to work at my peak
Because I need that dollar every day of the week

Hard times
Hard times
https://youtu.be/5DMyz1KvWYU this is the hard times video and song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJpxTZEtso How RUN DMC changed hip hop
https://youtu.be/qOhRE4wDK6w this is for background while they work



Step 1:

Notebook work:

Page ____ 1/22/20 Hip Hop Unit Vocabulary

Look up the following words and write down the definitions:

  1. Credibility
  2. Permeate
  3. Embrace
  4. Legacy
  5. Hypocrisy
  6. Defiant
  7. Enigma
  8. Clarion
  9. Moral
  10. Metaphor
  11. Simile
  12. Allusion
  13. Imagery
  14. Rhyme
  15. Slant Rhyme

Step 2:

Make a vocabulary chart like the one outlined on the board (example with these instructions) for the four words metaphor, simile, allusion, and imagery.


Used in a Sentence



Draw a picture that represents what the word means.

You may work in PAIRS (no more than two people, no excuses) and you may listen to music while you work so long as you keep it at a decent volume. 

Your volume should be at a VOLUME 2 AT ALL TIMES.

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