Adele’s song “Hello,” and its corresponding music video, incorporate a wide variety of complex rhetorical devices, tropes, and schemes. These corresponding lesson plans focus on teaching close reading and rhetorical analysis — optimized for an AP English course — with an emphasis on the following:
- Identifying and, more importantly, unpacking the effect and purpose of select tropes and schemes
- Unpacking complex speaker/audience relationships
- Conducting a high-level intertextual analysis
Use these lesson plans in combination with our rhetorical analysis (embedded below) and engage your students today!
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|Lesson Focus||Complex speaker/audience relationships; close reading at AP level|
|Grade||Upper level secondary (10 - 12); AP Language|