Look at the Wikipedia entry for Raglan Road. How does this contextual information help to illuminate the poem? Are there any drawbacks to this approach to looking at a text?
Now, begin to put the song you have chosen (from the list) into a context: a time, a place, an author…Write a brief (150 words or so) sketch of the context in which your lyric is set.
Due tomorrow, but we’ll continue to work on it in class.