Maroon 5’s hit song “Girls Like You” makes some pretty compelling arguments about the perception and role of women in society. Their music video features a long list of impressive women (athletes, artists, comedians, etc.), and from a rhetorical analysis perspective, uses their presence to propel their argument.
|Grades||8 - 12|
|Focus||Visual analysis, rhetorical analysis, cameo as rhetorical devices|
Wondering what you can expect in this lesson bundle? You and your kiddos have some awesome Maroon 5 analysis to be excited about! This bundle includes:
- A rhetorical analysis of selected lyrics
- Guiding questions for analysis and close reading regarding lyrics, speaker, and the roles of women in pop culture
- A “close reading” of specific still frames (and women) that are integrated into the music video (i.e. considering how specific celebrities contribute to, impact, and change the argument that Maroon 5 is making in this song)
- Extensions of those close readings that prompt students to consider more extensive background on the women featured in the video — and how this information contributes to the overarching argument
- And MORE!