Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Under the Bridge" & "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers]

As you listen to the lyrics of today's tunes, consult your lecture notes from yesterday and deconstruct these songs as poetry.  Make sure to consider and address all 9 elements we covered.

1. Journal
2. Grade second set of multiple choice questions
3. Essay evaluation (Part I: AP Rubric)

1. Remember the poem you selected for your blog?  Interpret it using the 9 elements we covered in lecture 2.21 and reviewed in today's journal.  You may either post your interpretation to your blog or bring a hard copy to class Thursday, 2.23.


  1. Here ya goo
    1. dramatic situation- who is the speaker...male or female...where is she/he..circumstance?
    2. structure
    3. theme
    4. grammar and meaning
    5. literal language vs. figurative language
    6. important words; diction
    7. tone
    8. literary techniques
    9. procedy- the flow or rhythm, the way it is structured

  2. Dear Dr. Preston,

    Very happy to stumble upon your site! I'm a writer, poet and creative writing tutor in Barbados. Also a Red Hot Chilli Peppers fan!

    I have to conduct a writers' clinic this Saturday (Examining Poetic Structures Pt. 1.) I'd love to take RHCP's Scar Tissue for the class to examine. My question: Exactly what poetic structure is it? It is very precise and structured, very neat and clever, but WHAT IS IT?!!

    Thanks very much.

    Linda M. Deane