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Life's like a road that you travel on When there's one day here and the next day gone Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand Sometimes you turn your back.

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1 Life's like a road that you travel on When there's one day here and the next day gone Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand Sometimes you turn your back to the wind There's a world outside every darkened door Where blues won't haunt you anymore Where the brave are free and lovers soar Come ride with me to the distant shore We won't hesitate, to break down the garden gate There's not much time left today

2 CHORUS Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

3 Through all these cities and all these towns It's in my blood and it's all around I love you now like I loved you then This is the road and these are the hands From Mozambique to those Memphis nights The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights Knock me down get back up again You're in my blood I'm not a lonely man There's no load I can't hold Road so rough, this I know I'll be there when the light comes in Tell 'em we're survivors

4 Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

5 There was a distance between you and I (between you and I) A misunderstanding once but now We look it in the eye There's no load that I can't hold Road so rough… this I know I'll be there when the light comes in Tell 'em we're survivors

6 Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

7 A figure of speech is a tool that an author uses to help readers visualize what is happening in the story. When these figures of speech appear in writing, we say that the writer is using figurative language. This allows them to either make a comparison with something out of the ordinary or to show that there is a deeper meaning to the words on the page.

8 4 Main Types of Figurative Language Simile Simile A comparison which uses signal words “like” or “as” A comparison which uses signal words “like” or “as” “Watching eyes shut tight Like doors to something sweeter where you rest.” - October Nights by Yellowcard Metaphor Metaphor A direct comparison with no signal words A direct comparison with no signal words “He’s the sunlight Shining down on me.” - Touch the Sky by Avril Lavigne

9 Hyperbole Hyperbole An exaggeration or overstatement An exaggeration or overstatement “Now that I’m Miss Thing Now that I’m a zillionaire” - Right Through You by Alanis Morissette Personification Personification Describing an animal or object as if it were human or had human qualities Describing an animal or object as if it were human or had human qualities “And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground As the TV entertained itself.” - What Sarah Said by Death Cab for Cutie

10 Life is a Highway Performed by Rascal Flatts From the soundtrack to the Disney Pixar movie Cars

11 Life's like a road that you travel on When there's one day here and the next day gone Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand Sometimes you turn your back to the wind There's a world outside every darkened door Where blues won't haunt you anymore Where the brave are free and lovers soar Come ride with me to the distant shore We won't hesitate, to break down the garden gate There's not much time left today

12 Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

13 Through all these cities and all these towns It's in my blood and it's all around I love you now like I loved you then This is the road and these are the hands From Mozambique to those Memphis nights The Khyber Pass to Vancouver's lights Knock me down, get back up again You're in my blood, I'm not a lonely man There's no load I can't hold Road so rough, this I know I'll be there when the light comes in Tell 'em we're survivors

14 Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

15 There was a distance between you and I (between you and I) A misunderstanding once but now We look it in the eye There's no load that I can't hold Road so rough… this I know I'll be there when the light comes in Tell 'em we're survivors

16 Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long

17 Read the following lines from Life is a Highway. a) Which type of figurative language is each one? b) How do you know? 1. Life's like a road that you travel on 2. There's a world outside every darkened door 3. Where blues won't haunt you anymore 4. Life is a highway

18 1. Life's like a road that you travel on a) SIMILE b) It compares life to a road using the word “like.” 2. There's a world outside every darkened door a) HYPERBOLE b) It is an exaggeration… there isn’t really a world outside each door. 3. Where blues won't haunt you anymore a) PERSONIFICATION b) Blues cannot really haunt someone… they aren’t alive or dead. 4. Life is a highway a) METAPHOR b) It compares life to a highway without using a signal word.

19 Your Task! You are a Figurative Language Music Investigator! 1. Read the song stanza in the left box and highlight any clues you can find. 2. Write down which type of figurative language is shown in the song stanza you read. 3. Write a brief explanation of what you think the band/singer is trying to say.


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