Choose ONE of the three songs listed below: 1. “Hound Dog” – Elvis Presley 2. “A

Choose ONE of the three songs listed below:
1. “Hound Dog” – Elvis Presley
2. “A Day in the Life” – The Beatles
3. “I’ll Be There for You” – Mary J. Blige
After choosing the song you prefer, answer the following questions in written form and upload your report here.
1.  After your first hearing of the song, what do you think the song is about?
2.  What emotional response does the song evoke for you?
3.  Write a paragraph (at least 3-5 sentences) that describes your opinion of the message, viewpoint, and/or lesson the composer was trying to convey through this song.
4.  Now (and only now), conduct some research into the actual message of the song.  Do a Google search, visit a website that specializes in lyric research (www.songfacts.com or www.lyricinterpretations.com), read a blog, research the composer, etc.  Summarize what you learn in a couple of paragraphs (at least 6-10 sentences).
5.  Do you believe the composer’s intended message is still relevant today?
6.  Are there words, lines, phrases in the lyrics to which you personally relate?

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