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Unformatted text preview: Nanine Barnes Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence The first few times I listened to this song, It was for enjoyment. After reading this verse over and over again, I feel that the type of listening skill used is emotional underpinning. Darkness being an old friend of theirs means they have visited this troubling area of their lives before. In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence This listening skill I feel that should be used is for detail. I feel that the artists are explaining how troubled they felt in this difficult situation and the neon light could possibly be a sign of...
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- Summer '11