November 20th, 2005


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I have an assignment for one of my courses which is to spend twenty minutes discussing any song, analyzing it, looking at symbolism and metaphor, and defending it as poetry. I really enjoy Don Mclean's music, and I think his lyrics are perfect for this assignment. The songs I'm looking at right now are "Sister Fatima," "Vincent," and "The Grave." Any help in analyzing what these songs are about and identifying sophistocated writing techniques within them would be appreciated. Also, are there any other songs you might suggest for this assignment?