Music Lyrics as Poetry

The lyrics (words) to a song is really just a poem written in free verse.

Assignment:

  • Pick two of your favorite songs from any genre.
  •  Find the lyrics on the Internet for each song
  • Create a website post and paste in the lyrics
  •  Stick in a picture of the artist
  • Write an analysis of the lyrics for each song that is at least 150 words long
    • What is the song about?
    • What is the message of the song
    • What lines (pick more than one) appeal to you?   Why?
    • What poetry techniques does the artist use?
      • List examples.

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