Just like Brian Wilson did: Using allusion to teach imagery & theme

Beginning ENG I students are introduced to the general concepts of imagery (including symbolism) and theme in short literature in a lesson that features two contemporary pop songs and their lyrics. Serves as a useful attention getting exercise for low-level ENG I students who must become familiar with general literary concepts and terms for the ENG I EOC.

Standards & Objectives

Learning objectives: 

 Students will practice recognizing these concepts while examining the larger concepts of literary allusion and reference at the same time.

Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: