Hozier's "Take Me To Church" Lesson Plans

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Our rhetorical analysis of Hozier’s hit song “Take Me To Church” (video embedded below) has been a hit in secondary English classrooms as the song’s lyrics provide many layers of powerful imagery, religious symbolism, and, of course, rhetorical strategies — all just waiting to be explicated!

Given the complex nature of this particular song, we’ve designed an equally thought provoking lesson that requires higher levels of thinking — geared toward students at the high school level.  The lesson plan, corresponding standards, multiple handouts, essay writing extension, and appropriate links are all included in this bundle!

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Lesson Features

Lesson Focus Rhetorical analyses; close reading; AP Language
Grades: 10 - 12+


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