Day 8 at St. Pete I.C.E. Writers: Music and Lyrics

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray” is not just the famous first lines of the song California Dreamin’ by the Mamas and the Papas. The lyrics launched many a poem and narrative today, and all of them were quite unique.
Today’s lesson focused on music lyrics, but not just what the words meant to the songwriters or listeners. We were introduced to the meaning of subtext in songs and were moved to discover what was going on before the song and after it was over.
So many meaningful pieces were developed through the inspiration of the songs and the meanings behind them.
We weaved quotes throughout the original stories during our revision time to add even more depth and, of course, we focused on enhancing word choice. It was a blast!
Lesson Learned: “I learned that generating a backstory before or after the song really makes the song have more depth.”
Quote of the Day: “Nate’s jaw dropped to Antarctica.”

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