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COMPARE AND CONTRAST Lyrical analysis of Joe Purdy’s “I Love the Rain the Most,” and Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand the Rain.”

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DIRECTIONS Break into groups Read lyrics to both songs Describe the similarities and dierences between the two songs Remember the key aspects of each song Identify parallels Create clear, concise explanations for the dierences/similarities

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PURPOSE Discerning the literal from implied meanings leaning dierent ways to depict a topic (a rainy day) Finding parallels and dierences between two similar subjects Using creative writing to give a visual impression

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Jo Purdy “I Love the Rain the Most *Say’s he “loves the Rain”

Cassandra Wilson “I Can’t Stand the Rain” *Says she “can’t stand the rain”

*He is outside

*She is inside

*He is singing about spending time outside

*She is singing about lost love

*He is singing about the present

*She is singing about the past

*He is singing about the rain

*She is singing directly to the rain

Parallels *Both songs start with an emotional response to the rain *Neither artist mean what they say about the rain (I can’t stand the rain now that he’s not here with me & I love the rain the most when it stops) *Both are pictorially descriptive *Both are about the rain

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CONCLUSION In “I Can’t Stand the Rain” The writer uses an opening phrase to initially make the listener think it is the rain that’s hated. When in fact the rain is only a “sweet” reminder of someone she lost. In “I Love the Rain the Most” the writer states that he loves the rain. However, this is deceiving because he then says he loves when the rain “stops.” Implying he does, in fact, hate the rain for spoiling his fun outside. Both are excellent examples how to write in a style which sways the listener to the direction the writer chooses. Both songs depict a picture.

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Write two separate paragraphs, each about one subject/topic Use visual descriptions in each to evoke an emotion/picture Make each paragraph a contrasting thought Try to initially mislead the direction

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Compare/Contrast I Love/Hate the Rain  

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