Sample Writings

Below are two examples on how to approach essay #2:  song as poetry.

I did remove the lyrics from their essays, but do make sure to include lyrics in your essay.

This first example shows how the writer explained the song stanza by stanza, followed by the literal, figurative meaning.

Sample essay on song analysis

The second example below reveals how the writer looked at the song through the use of poetic elements.  But the writer provided specific examples throughout to support his ideas.

Sample essay on song analysis II

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