Blogging in the USA

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When asked to do a creative project as an assignment, I automatically knew what I wanted to do. I love when people write song parody's and I'm fairly good at modifying lyrics and singing, so I decided a song parody was the right medium for my project. One of the things I enjoy most is the Disney Channel and actors and singers affiliated with Disney, so the recently popular song Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus was a no-brainer choice for me. Also, I have had some experience with practicing my Miley performance in the mirror, so I figured I'd share it with the class.

Two of the things that I had most trouble with in the class during this semester were first, getting used to the blogging process and second, reading the dialects in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Because I felt like those were two of my weakness in class, I wanted to make sure the song parody consisted of those two topics to show that my frustration towards the two of them subsided over time. So Blogging in the USA seemed to be a perfect change for Party in the USA and Huck Finn was written in the song as the literary work I'm blogging about. Understanding dialects started as the main point of the song, but to add more content from the story, I included the scene where Huck and Jim pass the mouth of the Ohio in the fog and pass up their opportunity to get to the free states. This scene is critical to both Mark Twain's writing process and the story itself.

At the beginning of the semester, I had blogged about hating blogging, but really in the end it wasn't that terrible. I came to see how it can be useful in a classroom setting and help promote classroom discussion. So the song parody is a realization that blogging can only help you understand something and not hurt you.

BLOGGING IN THE USA
A Song Parody of "Party in the USA" sung by Miley Cyrus

I started reading Huck Finn mid October with a hope to understand the text
But then who's this dude who's talking weird
Woah, gotta be a dialect
Figured out it's Huck an he's the main character
The book's his adventure down the Mississippi River
But this is all so crazy
Cause I can't understand a word he's saying

My head is hurting and I'm feeling really confused
Too much reading and I'm uptight
That's when I mark the page and just move on
I'll just blog it later on, I'll just blog it later on, I'll just blog it late on

CHORUS:
So I sign on to my blog and I write my thoughts away
My classmate comment like yeah
And I get new ideas like yeah

So I sign on to my blog
Now I'll write a thesis that will be OK
Yeah, I'm just blogging in the USA

Huck meet Jim, a runaway slave, and invites him on his raft
Jim wants to get to freedom, even though he's really free
But shh Huck and Jim don't know that

So hard to get the free states
And to find the mouth of the Ohio
Cause there's fog all around them
And they passed the Ohio

My head is hurting and I'm feeling really confused
Too much reading and I'm uptight
That's when I mark the page and just move on
I'll just blog it later on, I'll just blog it later on, I'll just blog it late on

CHORUS

Fell like I can learn to fly
When someone comments "Yeah you're right"
Then I feel better every time
When I find out what Jim is saying I feel alright

So I sign on to my blog and I write my thoughts away
Yeah, I'm just blogging in the USA
Yeah, I'm just blogging in the USA

 

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it was awesome 8-)

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