life in the 30s

life in the 30s - Joe Staba 30s Critical Response to Life...

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Joe Staba Critical Response to “Life in the 30’s” Anna Quindlen’s passage is clearly stating the fact that music itself, excluding lyrics, serves to promote certain feelings for the listener. Lyrics to Quindlen are not nearly as important as the instruments and the sounds they make throughout a piece of music. She gives very credible proof that the music rather than lyrics makes you feel with her example of a 2 year old listening to a song. This example is probably something that most people can relate to. In most cases a 2 year old wouldn’t be able to understand most of the lyrics contained within a song, yet they still manage to move and “dance” to a song. What I enjoyed most about the passage were all of the personal touches that she added. You could tell that Quindlen was being genuine throughout the reading. Quindlen made a connection to the reader during the part where she described the tingling sensation on the back of her neck after hearing a certain piece of a song. This is something that most
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