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I have to make up six song names that represent the book and write a paragraph about...

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Posted May 3, 2013 at 4:14 AM via web

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I have to make up six song names that represent the book and write a paragraph about each song, describing why I picked it and how it represents the book. Please help! Any ideas?!

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appletrees | College Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:29 AM (Answer #1)

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One source of inspiration for you might be to study the album "Diamond Dogs" by David Bowie, which was inspired by Orwell's novel 1984. The album is one of Bowie's most popular, and contains some of his biggest hits like "Rebel, Rebel" and "1984." The lyrics of the songs are often poetic and symbolic, and are generally in the context of a specific character's viewpoint. The lyrics are not always drawn directly from the novel, but sometimes they playfully recall the novel, as with "Rebel, Rebel" which echoes the line "You're only a rebel from the waist downwards. It is a passionate love song that uses crude language ("hot tramp, I love you so") to make an impact, and is meant to be Winston's point of view. The song "Big Brother" is communicated from the point of view of someone who has been brainwashed and has learned to love and worship Big Brother.

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