Writing about the Blues
In-Class Individual Writing Assignment
Listen to “Ice Man (Come on up)” and “In My Girlish Days” by Memphis Minnie. In a paragraph or two, write about the lyrics in one, discussing how the song exemplifies the purpose of blues as a genre. Terms to keep in mind: haunting expressions, melancholy mood, grueling, outlet for depression, empty aftermath, passion, etc. Use language gathered from the chapter in your response.
Links to the song and the lyrics are located in Unit 2 Module –> “Class Notes and Activities”