Love What is love? Create a splatter chart of words to do with love: • Synonyms • Compound words • Different types of love • Phrases about love • Song lyrics about love
Examples of Love Words • Love-sick • Loving • Loveless • Beloved • I love fish and chips! • To fall in love with • A loving wife and mother • Valentine’s day
Song lyrics – what type of love? • “Love Story” by Taylor Swift. What is so great about the boy’s personality that she is willing to run away from her family with him? • “Seven Things” by Miley Cyrus. Is there anything other than the physical that she likes about him? • “A Day to Remember” by Kenney Chesney. “You had me at hello” – really?!?
Mythology • Venus – the Greek goddess of love and beauty • Eros – the Greek god of sexual love and beauty • Aphrodite – the Roman goddess of love, beauty and sexuality • Cupid – the son of Aphrodite, a Roman god of love and desire
Greek Words for Love Love (Aroha) • parental love • acceptance
What is love like? Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It does not dishonour others. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. … And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Source: The Bible, 1 Corinthians chapter 13
Attraction Why might it be important to know that: • love is not based solely on appearances? or • the way a person makes you feel?
Romantic Love • Listen to www.ted.com(keyword Fisher + love) • Helen Fisher, a scientist, researches people who are in love. 37 people who are in love had their brains scanned in a MRI scanner: 17 who were happily in love, 13 who had just been ‘dumped’ and 7 who said they were still in love after 10 to 25 years of marriage. • She says love is ….. (list 5 main points).
Create your own love song • Use your splatter chart and notes to write your own lyrics for a song about love. • Use this starter if it helps: They say that love is ….. but I think love is ……