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  1. Jim Morrison By: john Harris

  2. About Jim Morrison December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971 (age 27) in Melbourne, Florida American singer-songwriter, poet, filmmaker, director, actor Published several books Thought to die of a heroin overdose but a autopsy was never conducted

  3. Poems Or Songs • Break On Through • The End • Unnamed Poem

  4. Break On Through • “You know the day destroys the night Night divides the day Tried to run Tried to hide Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side, yeah We chased our pleasures here Dug our treasures there But can you still recall The time we cried Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side  • Yeah! see'mon, yeah  • Everybody loves my baby Everybody loves my baby She get(s high) She get(s high) She get(s high) She get(s high) I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes Arms that chain Eyes that lie Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through, oww! Oh, yeah! ”

  5. Continued… • “Made the scene Week to week Day to day Hour to hour The gate is straight Deep and wide Break on through to the other side Break on through to the other side Break on through Break on through Break on through Break on through Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah”

  6. The End • “This is the end Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again Can you picture what will be So limitless and free Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand In a...desperate land  • Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain And all the children are insane All the children are insane Waiting for the summer rain, yeah There's danger on the edge of town Ride the King's highway, baby Weird scenes inside the gold mine Ride the highway west, baby Ride the snake, ride the snake To the lake, the ancient lake, baby The snake is long, seven miles Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold”

  7. Unnamed Poem • “Can you dig it. • My meat is real. • My hands - how they move • balanced like lithe demons • My hair - so twined & writhing • The skin of my face - pinch the cheeks • My flaming sword tongue • spraying verbal fire-flys • I'm real. • I'm human • But I'm not an ordinary man • No NoNo”

  8. Analysis • Alliteration: • “My flaming sword tongue, spraying verbal fire-flies” • Repetition: • “no nono” • Imagery: • “My hair - so twined & writhing” • Symbol: • My hands - how they move, balanced like lithe demons

  9. Questions • What does this make you think of? • What word or emotion comes to mind when reading this poem?

  10. Bibliography • http://www.chaparralpoets.org/devices.pdf • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison#Films • http://www.angelfire.com/band/cure/Wilderness.html • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_(The_Doors_song) • http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/doors/theend.html • http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/doors/breakonthroughtotheotherside.html