Ed Sheeran’s hit song, “Beautiful People,” provides us with a great opportunity to analyze the argument that Sheeran makes about the inhabitants of LA. He clarifies his audience early on, and he utilizes a number of choice words and rhetorical devices to support his argument. Perfect for teaching close reading, rhetorical analysis, and synthesis!
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- A guided close reading of the lyrics, which provides guiding questions paired with every line of text
- A scaffolded analysis of rhetorical appeals
- An opportunity for students to compare and contrast the message, purpose, and other rhetorical elements of “Beautiful People” with similarly themed songs that Sheeran has released in a recent timeframe (e.g. “I Don’t Care” and “Antisocial”)
- A writing prompt that asks students to turn that synthesis into a formal essay
- And more!
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|Grades||9 - 12|
|Focus||Rhetorical Analysis, Close Reading, Intertextual Analysis|