Compare and contrast the self-cultivation philosophies in Buddhism and Yoga, especially the Buddha’s Eightfold Path and Patañjali’s Eight Limb Program (making clear the similarities and differences). Then explain what contemporary….
You will take the readings, and videos that we have viewed and write a well thought out organized analysis of ONE song from Ken
Prompt: You will take the readings, and videos that we have viewed and write a well thought out organized analysis of ONE song from Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize Award Winning Album Damn, and analyze and discuss the lyrics and ways in which this particular song can be considered poetry for the voiceless.
Writing Tip: Use the Close Reading handout from Week 2 to brainstorm ideas that can lead to <link is hidden> />
The essay should be at least 4-5 FULL pages, have an arguable thesis, incorporate detailed support, use polished expression, follow MLA format, and include a Works Cited page.
The body of the essay should include at least (2) integrated sources from any of the readings/videos this entire unit. (A minimum of 5 quotes):
Lecrae “Heroes and Villains: Is Hip Hop a Cancer or a Cure”
Williams “Hip Hop as a Site of Public Pedagogy
Your essay must include at least (2) outside resources. These resources can be books, websites, or articles from newspapers or academic journals. *No Wikipedia*
Audience: Assume your reader has some understanding of the genre of music, but may not have an understanding of the author or song that you chose. Some detailed examples and summary will be needed.
This is not a biography of the artist, but their catalog of music and other important details should be addressed to highlight other factors contributing to their songs themes (for example: gang affiliation, age, neighborhood location etc.)
While the use of first person, I, me, or my has been encouraged in past essays, it is not appropriate for this essay. Focus on the text itself and the other readings to respond to.
Avoid using the word YOU.