Practicing - Writing with the lyrics of a song
Here's a new way to look at the lyrics of a song:
A song is like an expository or argumentative essay: it has a thesis statement, topic sentences, supporting statements and a conclusion.
We've all had to write an essay sometime in our lives, but let's look at an example here.
But what do the terms above mean? Match the term to the definition.
Now read the lyrics and listen to the song. When you are finished, complete the chart. Parts of the song may be used more than once.
Argument 1(Topic sentence 1)
Argument 2 (Topic sentence 2)
Argument 3 (Topic sentence 3)
Here are the lyrics, in case you didn't get all of them from the video:
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, Set me free
The finest years I ever knew
were all the years I had with you
Give up my life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own,
just to have you back again.
You taught me how to love,
What its of, what its of.
You never said too much,
but still you showed the way,
and I knew from watching you.
Nobody else could ever know
the part of me that can't let go.
Is there someone you know,
you're loving them so,
but taking them all for granted.
You may lose them one day,
someone takes them away,
and they don't hear the words you long to say
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