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1"PEOPLE ARE STRANGE"  listen and complete this song´s lyrics by the Doors.
People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look when you'reWomen seem when you're unwanted
Streets arewhen you're
When you're strange
Faces of the rain
When you're
No one remembers your name
When you're strange
When you're strange
When you're strange

People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven when you're down
2. Now remenber some figures of speech before you analise the song in the multiple choice exercise:

Synecdoche, a trope which puts a part for the whole, or the whole for a part.

IMAGE: The elements in a literary work used to evoke mental images, not only of the visual sense, but of sensation and emotion as well

Metaphor is a figure of speech that says that one thing is another different thing.

2a)Faces stand for:        2b)Therefore faces are:       2c)Streets are: 2d)Streets stand for:

llEthe whole people          a Metaphor                  an image      life
   Nobody                    a Synecdoche               a metaphor     roads
2e)This song is about:      2f)main character is:          2g)This song is also about:
  Optimism                     Popular                         Social Rejection
  Pessimism                    lonely                          Alienation from others  
3. Grammar work: WHEN is A CONJUNCTION A conjunction is a word that joins two or more words, phrases, or clauses.

  The following words are also conjunctions, fill in the Blanks: although, and, because, but, or, since, so, unless, until, when.

  • 1 I do it  I like it.

  • Life was different I was young

     •  3 Let me wait here the rain stops.

  • 4 You cannot be a lawyer  you have a law degree.

  • 5 That was years  years ago.

  • 6 He has not called he left last week.

  • 7 I saw her leaving an hour  two ago.

  • 8 This is an expensive  very useful book.

  • 9 They were getting tired they stopped for a rest.

  • 10 She was angry  she heard what happened.

  • 11 Walk quickly you will not be late.





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