second assignment, I want you to choose, and then write about, a modern-day elegy. The elegy can take the form of lyrics from a song, or it can be an actual poem, provided the poem was written after 1960. You are to explain how the lyrics/poem fit the description of an elegy. Please include a description of the rhyme-scheme and meter. Finally, explain how the “elegy” includes a conflict between what the speaker/singer wants to do, and the forces that are acting against this intention. For example, a speaker/singer may want to celebrate and immortalize a person who has passed away but still feel a sense of hopelessness and despair as well. The speaker/singer may want to assert that the universe has meaning and order yet also feel and fear that there may be no such order, especially since his/her beloved has been taken away. Most importantly, you must quote from the text (the lyrics or poem) to support your own arguments.

For this second assignment, I want you to choose, and then write about, a modern-day elegy. The elegy can take the form of lyrics from a song, or it can be an actual poem, provided the poem was written after 1960. You are to explain how the lyrics/poem fit the description of an elegy. Please include a description of the rhyme-scheme and meter. Finally, explain how the “elegy” includes a conflict between what the speaker/singer wants to do, and the forces that are acting against this intention. For example, a speaker/singer may want to celebrate and immortalize a person who has passed away but still feel a sense of hopelessness and despair as well. The speaker/singer may want to assert that the universe has meaning and order yet also feel and fear that there may be no such order, especially since his/her beloved has been taken away. Most importantly, you must quote from the text (the lyrics or poem) to support your own arguments. Finally, since this is an English class, grammar and spelling, as well as basic writing mechanics, DO count. Have a trusted friend read your first draft. Feel free, also, to email me if you have questions. Due—March 17th, before class begins. Must be typed, double-spaced, and in hard copy. Grading criteria Use of poetic elements​15 points Textual examples​15 points Explanation of conflict​10 points Organization​5 points Proofreading​5 points

 

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