Teach Argument With Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Billie Eilish has suddenly surged in popularity, and her songs and her image offer a significant contrast to the larger popular culture landscape.  (Her songs, their themes, and even the image with which she brands herself are all “darker” than what we might typically expect in popland.)  This lesson bundle provides in-depth guided rhetorical analyses for students to engage with across two of Eilish’s hits – “Bad Guy” and “Bury a Friend.”

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Lesson Description

Wonder what you can expect to find in this lesson bundle?  Look no further.  This bundle contains:

  • A guided rhetorical analysis of Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” which includes guiding questions side-by-side with the lyrics (spans five pages)
  • A structured writing activity that prompts students to compose an analytical paragraph about “Bad Guy” using a series of question stems
  • A second guided rhetorical analysis of Eilish’s “Bury a Friend,” which includes guiding questions side-by-side with the lyrics – but which places greater onus on the students as the analytical task continues (spans six pages)
  • A graphic organizer that prompts students to identify and analyze a variety of rhetorical devices that Eilish utilizes throughout “Bury a Friend” – while simultaneously considering differences in the argument that hinge on who the speaker is, and who the target audience is

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Lesson Features

Grades 10 - 12
Focus Rhetorical Analysis, Close Reading