1.Find a musical group or star that you enjoy. Listen carefully to the words of each song. Find a song that has a philosophy, a point of view, a definite message to it, but no profane language.
2.Get a copy of the words of the song.
3.Analyze the song for its deeper meaning, its philosophy. Then find a poem that reflects a similar or opposing philosophy. Your Literature for Composition book contains many poems; the book has a section with selections according to theme that may guide you in your research. You may also find a poem from another source, but it has to be written by a published author.
4. Write a short essay (1 1/2 – 2 pages) comparing the two pieces. Provide a copy of your poem and the words of the song with your final draft. Make them as attachments with your final draft if you prefer. This is a formal essay, so you will not use first- or second-person point of view.
If you have difficulty with the assignment, try it in reverse. Find a poem that you like, and find a song that corresponds
Your essay must be double-spaced with one-inch margins. Use Times New Roman size 12 font style. Don’t forget to check your spelling.
Send your final draft and copies of the poem and song through the View/Complete option.
Length:One-and-a-half to two full pages
Grade Value:100 points