Student Writer Instructions:
First, brainstorm internal and external conflicts found in the subject or novel that you are studying.
Next, rock out to the song “Pink Houses” and analyze the meaning behind the music. The conflicts might be pretty similar! Themes such as race, poverty, age, class, and shattered dreams might remain the same.
Finally, using people and/or events from the material you are studying, re-write the stanzas keeping the conflicts and themes the same. If you’re super-creative modify the chorus too! Create an impersonation of John Mellencamp's original song.