1. Review the readings you have worked with and review your own writings for this course.
2. Study the poetry and lyrics group offered below as part of your readings for this last week of class.
Living Colour – Which Way To America Lyrics.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown Lyrics.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
YOUNG MAN IN AMERICA.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Bob Dylan “Dignity”.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Boca Raton poem, American dream UB.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Casting Crowns American Dream.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Let America Be America Again.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Robinson Jeffers Shine Perishing Republic.docxPreview the documentView in a new window
Assignment:Please select a poem or song lyrics from those offered to you this week on the previous page that you think exemplifies this course and the discussions we have had on the American Dream. Discuss your poem’s meaning and tell how the poem intersects with the additional readings and with some or all of the class novels. How does the poem you have chosen help you conclude the main ideas we have been grappling with?
Your paper should be 600-750 words and must use direct quotes from the novels, the texts by Cooper, Kamp, and/or Sandler and the poem you selected. You may not include quotations from any other outside sources for this paper. Please restrict your sources to dealing directly with the course materials (and that also includes Cinderella Man and The Pursuit of Happyness).