Group activity 5

1. Preparing First Paragraph Listen to the original recording of ‘Sound of Silence’ by Simon and Garfunkel, recorded in 1966. Read the lyrics Download Read the lyrics as you listen. Simon and Garfunkel Original RecordingLinks to an external site.

What to Post in First Paragraph Choose two of the following words/phrases and explain your interpretation in the first paragraph of your post. I’ve provided some questions that can help. Explain your thinking. ‘Darkness’ (what is the nature of this darkness?) ‘People talking without speaking’ (what is the difference?) ‘People hearing without listening’ (what’s the difference?) People writing songs that voices never share (why won’t they be shared?) ‘And no one dare disturb the sound of silence’ (why?) “Fools” said I, “you do not know, silence like a cancer grows” (What quality is in the silence that is like a cancer?)

2. The heavy metal band Disturbed covered this song in 2015. Watch the entire video.

What to Post in Second Paragraph In the second paragraph of your post describe the overall look of the video and explain how it affected or didn’t affect your original interpretation of the song lyrics.

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