Superheroes TDQ Discussion

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SuperheroesIn stanza 2, the songwriters wrote, Now she’s stronger than you know. The songwriters are not referring to physical strength. What word would best replace the word stronger?


figurative languageEXPLAIN: Stanza 2 ends with the phrase, A heart of steel starts to grow. What does this figurative phrase mean?


RepetitionAfter the first and third stanzas, the writers repeat the following lines:
Now [she's/he’s] stronger than you know/A heart of steel starts to grow
What is the impact of this repetition on your understanding of the poem?


Clarify more figurative languageThe chorus contains the following lines:
When you've been fighting for it all your life
You've been struggling to make things right
That's how a superhero learns to fly
(Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power)
How do the lines “Every day, every hour turn the pain into power” help clarify the line, “That’s how a superhero learns to fly”?


Who is the man of steelThe songwriters use figurative phrases such as,
"That’s how a superhero learns to fly and A heart of steel starts to grow."
These phrases cause the audience to think of well-known superhero, Superman who can fly and who is referred to as the “man of steel”.

How do these references help you understand the meaning of the song?
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