Song of Myself:. Creative Expression and Contemporary Music. Melinda J. Hall Instructional Coach Berea Middle School Greenville County School District. Song of Myself. “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume,
Creative Expression and Contemporary Music
Melinda J. HallInstructional CoachBerea Middle SchoolGreenville County School District
“I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
— Walt Whitman
“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion …
… And medicine, law, business, engineering—these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life; but poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”—Peter Keeting, The Dead Poet’s Society
My general formula for my students is “Follow your bliss.” Find where it is, and don’t be afraid to follow it.
Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth: 20, 149
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.
"I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me."
W.8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Link to Glee ppt