Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Reflections of Culture in Popular Music
After analyzing the greatest songs of all time, we now turn to the most popular songs of the moment. You have 25 minutes to respond to the following prompt. Type your response as a Word document and be sure to proofread and edit before you paste and post. You will be assessed using the English Department's Short Essay Response Rubric.
Consider the subject matter, content and point of view of today's top songs and identify lines which contain poetic merit. What do these songs, as a whole, say about our modern American culture? In particular, what do these songs say about your generation as the greatest consumers of music media? How are gender roles represented in popular music? How is success measured?