Creative Writing Poetry/Lyric Anthology
Looking at common theme based poetry
This Unit will be based on an exploration of common themes inpoetry/lyrics. Throughout the unit, you will be asked to look at lyrics by afavorite recording artist and the common themes that artist uses in their lyrics. You will then be asked to write several poems based around thatsame theme. Keep in mind that
is a “broad stroke” concept that many
can fit under. For instance, if I am writing on the theme of
there are many specific
that I canexplore under that theme from
“being a good family man, husband, and father” to “making amends for past mistakes” to “struggling with a difficult decision trying to decide what’s right”._____________________________________________________________ ___________
Part I: Comparison/Contrast Essay:Choose a recording artist and research their background.
Things you should look for -where they came from (personal background)- What types of influences they have had in their lives (personaland musical)- What themes they write about in their lyrics and why
Then, examine those types of things in your own life.
Things you should examine-background-influences-why you believe in what you believe inYou will use these ideas to write a
3-5 paragraph, 500-700 wordcomparison/contrast essay
between you and your chosen artist. The essayshould compare the things you examined about your artist and you, point outany similarities and differences, and discuss the importance of the theme youare focusing on in both of your lives.
This part of the project will be due:Tuesday, April 26 (by 3:00)