Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Post for Friday

Hello All,

We are getting closer to our first out-of-class essay.

For Friday, read "Making Sense of It All: Reading, Interpreting, and Understanding Difficult Lyrics." (The essay is also linked at the class webpage under "Essay #1: Lyric Analysis").

Then, list the song you plan on analyzing as well as three symbols/archetypes you could use in that analysis.

For example, if I were going to write about Tom Waits's song "Whistling Past the Graveyard," I could analyze the symbols/archetypes of . . .

1. Persona
2. Light vs. Darkness
3. Movement vs. Stasis

As a final note, if your song is a love song, the archetype of the Syzygy is probably at work . . .

Monday, September 27, 2010

Post for Wednesday, September 29

Hello All,

For today's post, write a paragraph analysis of one of Thomas Allen's photographs at the Foley Gallery. In this analysis, use at least one each of the following:

Simple sentence
Compound sentence
Complex sentence
Compound-complex sentence