Song Critique– Critical Interpretation

PIECE CHOSEN FOR ANALYSIS: The song “Royals” by Lorde

Length: 1000 words, not including references
Format: MLA or APA Style, 12-pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1” margins, paginated

Audience: Your classmates are your audience. You can assume that your classmates have read what it is you are writing about; however, you cannot assume that your classmates have considered the texts or concepts in the same way you have.

Assignment Prompt and Context

Research in the humanities focuses on interpreting texts, the artifacts of human culture. Often this is done by looking for and recognizing themes in those texts. Some examples of these texts (though there are many more than what’s listed here):

⦁ primary historical texts: letters, diary entry, essay
⦁ political science texts: government document, treatise, essay
⦁ literary texts: short story, film, poem
⦁ art pieces: sculpture, painting, music

In your essay, support your thesis with evidence from the text and from 2–3 scholarly research sources on your text. You will be limited to only library- based research for this project (UF Databases and the catalog). Do not stop searching once you have found two or three research sources; find the most appropriate sources for the assignment.

As you complete your essay, look at the checklist below to make sure you have fulfilled the requirements for this assignment:

Demonstrates knowledge of the text.
Has a clear and arguable thesis.
Develops and adequately supports the thesis throughout the essay.
Has clear and logical organization
Uses detailed information from the story and academic sources to support claims.
Uses a consistent style (MLA or APA)
Demonstrates awareness of audience needs and anticipates and works to answer potential reader questions.
Well-written stylistically, grammatically, and mechanically.

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