Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Music & Performing Arts
"Music and poetry have similar roots that have made them both into what they are today. From chants to church hymns, they both have kept the Black community intact during times of sorrow and grief. The words that ride along the rhythm and structure of any song brings an unforgettable emotion out of these art forms. This paper will discuss how they have merged themselves together along with the influences they have made within Jame Weldon's "Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing" and Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
Hodges, Jaya, "The Correlation Between Traditional and Modern Day Performance Poetry: Where Music and Poetry Collide" (2021). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1095.