2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Language & Literature

Mythic Criticism on the Lyrics in Grief Songs
Laura N. Glasbrenner
Mr. Kristopher Stroup, Faculty Mentor

This presentation examines the lyrics of the songs “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan, “Who You’d Be Today” by Kenny Chesney, and “One More Day” by Diamond Rio. The presentation focuses on the uses of the five mythic characteristics found in the lyrics, and how these characteristics affect the listeners in order to provide comfort to those in mourning. The analysis follows R.C Rowland’s method as published in the journal “Communication Studies”.

Keywords: mythic criticism, Rowland, song lyrics


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 56-4
Location: OP 2113
Time: 3:30 pm

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