Close Reading - Elyse Walp Professor Fernando February 15,...

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Elyse Walp Professor Fernando February 15, 2008 English 130 – 4 Close Reading #4 Kayne West’s song, Through the Wire, was a piece that really took me off guard. In my opinion, the reasons behind writing that song had a much deeper and more valid basis in reality than the more mainstream rap. I feel that most rap music today does not leave the listener with a deeper message. They write to brag about personal wealth and gain, they do not write to give their listener anything to take away except a better knowledge of what car they drive and how many girls they sleep with. Kayne West’s song most definitely contradicted the stereotype that I had formed in my head. The historical context he includes establishes him as a knowledgeable speaker. I had to research references he made because I knew I was not getting the full meaning of his words without knowing why he was choosing them. Because I am not very well versed in popular rap music, I am sure that there are many terms and references that went completely over my head. But, the reference to how his girlfriend was “scared as hell that her guy look like Emmitt Till”
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