For this essay, you will conduct a critical analysis of the implied message of a love song- it can be a song about new love, a tough break up, staying together, a crush, etc. your job as an analytical critic is to find out what message the song is communicating to its audience. what assumption, belief, diatribe, or lesson about love is being delivered? your thesis should make a declaration regarding the delivered message of your chosen song what idea about love and or romance does the message perpetuate? the message you find should reflect what the song makes the listener to feel and believe about romance. How does the song communicate this message and why? dont forget about explaning the significance of your analysis: why should a reader care about a deeper examination of a Taylor Swift song ? is it helpful? is it harmful ? is it cathartic?
As friendly reminder, dont get cought up in the song- what literally happens in the song or the story is less important for discussion than your critique of how romance/love is presented and why. your analysis should apply outside of the song by exposing a larger cultural assumption society makes about love and why.
4-6 pages , MLA format, third person perspective . intro and thesis are due in April 14