English homework

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  1. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    My high school English class is studing the epic poem the Oddessy at the moment. My teacher mad a huge assaignment that we have to have in in two weeks. It needs to be on a Greek god. I had to either draw something or write a song. I chose writing a song because my hands shake constantly (no clue why) and i cant draw. Im good at poetry, but a song doesnt seem to be coming to me. I was just wondering if anybody could possibly toss in a few lines to help me get going. Or suggest a method of starting songs. Im going for the slower, acoustic, Staind type song.
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Write a song about Hermes... it doesn't matter what you write, it will be a good song.

    If you use any lines that someone on the board gives you, make sure you give them credit in your report.
  3. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    I would do a song about Mars(well Mars is the Roman name, I don't remember the Greek name right now).
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That would be Ares, and the Roman equivalent of Hermes is Mercury, but he's not half as cool as the original. :D
  5. How 'bout Aphrodite? Write a song about Aphrodite! Yeah! :D:p
  6. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    thanks. Ill be sure to post it when i get it written.
  7. ooh i got a good idea, but its plagerism (sp?)

    the song "going blind" by Craig's Brother, that would be a perfect song about Aphrodite
  8. Nails


    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    Do you know which one of the gods/godesses you want to write the song about? If we knew that we could make better suggestions for you.

    Also what does the song have to deal with? I mean, does it have to tell a tale of the god/godess you're writing about, describe the god/godess, or what? That would help out as well.
  9. nikofthehill


    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    i read the odyssey last year for my freshmen english class. sooo here are a couple of ideas for songs:

    write about some kind of journey. thats a major theme.

    another important aspect of the book is initiation/ rebirth. telemachus is becoming a young man able to take care of himself and odysseus is just returning to the world that he left years ago. write something along these lines, maybe about yourself or someone you know.

    also if i remember correctly, there is a part at the end where odysseus comes home to find the suitors in the house. on of the suitors really pisses him off, so before hanging him and cutting of his arms and legs, odysseus castrates him. you could make an interesting song from that.

  10. Great ideas, nik.

    But in ARA's original post, he said that it had to be about one of the Greek gods. ;)
  11. Nails


    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    If I remember correctly doesn't Athena help Odysseus out along the way? I seem to remember alot about temples to Athena, him praying to her, and her visiting him and having conversations with him. I don't think Athena would be a bad choice for the song.
  12. nikofthehill


    Jul 30, 2001
    san jose, CA
    damn i feel so stupid...:oops:

    how about writing a song about poseidon, who is really pissed at odysseus throughout the book. isnt he one of the major reasons that oddyseus takes so long to get home? also his son is the cyclops.

  13. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    If they'd let you just perform it, Cream did a song "Ulysses" or "Brave Ulysses" long ago.
  14. Newsted


    Jun 24, 2001
    i am from greece i may can help you if you tell me 1st what god do you like and if you like it in greece or in englies but.
    I belive is good to wright about zeus its the king of the gods so you can easy wright somthing about him like 'he rules them all ,his the king of the god Zeus ,ect'
  15. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    I have to write it. I thought about writing a cover of the Drop Kick Murphys song "Blood and Whiskey" about Zues but she said it had to be 100% original. I doubt a former flower child would have heard about the DKM but i would know. I would like to do it on Athena, Zues, or Posiden but Posiden was pretty evil in there and i want it to be more of a happy song. I had someone suggest:

    "Zues i lift your name on high"
    "Zues i love to sing your praises"
    "Im so glad you saved my life"
    "Im so glad you thought to save me"

    I figured that would be a one way ticket you know where and i think Mrs. Ramesy would see right through that one.
  16. Nails


    Jun 4, 2000
    Austin, Tejas
    *sarcasm on*
    But I do love to sing Zeus' praises. And all those who disrespect him shall be smited with lightning.
    *sarcasm off*

    I would do it on Athena, I don't remember much of Zeus in there, but I do remember Athena.

    Here's how I'd do it in ballad form:

    "Wise Athena
    keeper of Athens
    the home of R.E.M.
    greatest band ever."

    I don't think you could get away with the last two lines, since it's not Athens, Georgia, and R.E.M. aren't in the Oddessy. And you may not think R.E.M. is the greatest band ever, so that could put a damper on it as well.

    *edited to correct my spelling of Zeus*
  17. JOhnk


    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    with all due respect to fellow greek mythology fans, stop spelling Zeus' name wrong. Everything else sounds really keen though...

    i say go with Athena.
  18. Personally, I'd write about Dionysis.
  19. why he was barely even envolved? i second the poseidon though and the tales of brave ulysses if you don't want to be completely original.
  20. ::To the tune of Old Time Religion::

    Lets all worship Aphrodite
    She wears a see-though nightie
    And wears it up quite tight-y
    And it's good enough for me!!

    I've got about 30-40 pages of stupid verses for Old Time Religion, if you want I can e-mail you some of the better ones.

    Rock on