"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." -William Wordsworth
Who better to provide us with examples of literary allusions than a bunch of hip hop artists? Exactly! We've worked to create examples of literary allusions with the lyrics of some of the greats; Jay-Z, Killer Mike, Lil' Wayne, and others. All hip hop and rap artists use allusions in their rhymes to help listeners to create connections that they may have never thought of before. The link below will take you to a folder containing the necessary materials; a Teacher's Guide, Allusions in Hip Hop and Rap examples (Powerpoint and/or task cards) and even a recording sheet for student answers.
Click here for the materials!