Figurative Language with Taylor Swift: Speak Now

This is Part 5 of a series about Fun with Literacy: Taylor Swift lyrics

My students enjoy applying sometimes stuffy reading vocabulary lessons to decidedly un-stuffy contexts.  Analyzing how Taylor Swift uses figurative language and storytelling techniques to make her hit song “Speak Now” so catchy has been a nice way to spice up our lessons.

By now, my students know that Taylor won’t be stopping by to help us study her songs, but that hasn’t dampened their enthusiasm for noting similes, rhyme schemes, point of view, and imagery in her songs.

I hope you enjoy my literary analysis of the song “Speak Now” by Taylor Swift, a song about Taylor’s fantasy of interrupting a wedding to declare her love (from her album Speak Now).

For Taylor’s story behind the song, click here.

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Posted in Fun With Literacy by Corey Green @ Aug 5, 2011


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