Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Homework: Bob Dylan – Blowin' in the Wind


How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, 'n how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they're forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.


Yes, 'n how many years can a mountain exist
Before it's washed to the sea?
Yes, 'n how many years can some people exist
Before they're allowed to be free?
Yes, 'n how many times can a man turn his head,
And pretend that he just doesn't see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.



Yes, 'n how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.








1. What is this poem about?  (3) (2)

2. What are some of the things you notice about the punctuation?
(5) (3)

3. What devices do you notice? (rhyme, rhythm  alliteration, personification or onomatopoeia?)  (5) (3)

4. How do you think this poet felt when he was writing this song? (1) (1)

5.  Have you ever felt the same as this poem's feeling? (2) (1)

6. Write one paragraph about the author in your own words.


7. What webpage did you use?

1 comment:

  1. 7.What webpage did you use?
    It was long so I put it on the blog.

    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=bob+dylan&lk=4&num=1

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Bob+Dylan&oq=bob&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j0l2j69i60l2.6266j0j7&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=91&ie=UTF-8

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