Using Bob Dylan\’s song \”Blowin In The Wind\” write an analytical expository essay based on the poem/song that poetically encapsulates your high school journey and future.
Read the following quotation to stimulate your thinking about poetry: \”Poetry is not only a dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before\”. – Audre Lorde
1.Explain & justify ways in which the poem/song assists you in making meaning of the upcoming change in your life. Consider similarities or differences in the poet\’s context and your own.
2.Evaluate the impact of the poem\’s aesthetic features.
1. Develop a hypothesis about the ways your selected poem/song is relevant to you.
2. Explain the various layers of the poem\’s/song\’s meaning. Justify this an analysis and evaluation of the poetic language (aesthetic features) and how these influence you, the reader. Therefore you MUST select quotations from the poem/song.
3. Analyse and evaluate the attitudes and values that underpin the poem/song.
4. Evaluate ways in which the perspective and representations of concepts, identities, times and places within the poem/song speak to you personal ideas, values and attitudes, as you leave school.
Essential language used: representations, poetic techniques, values, attitudes and beliefs, perspectives