Song Analysis- Useful questions

  1. By whom was the song written? What is its title?
  2. What do you think the song is about? What do you think this song is saying about life? Is there something to be learned?
  3. What emotional response does the song evoke? What is the mood of the song? How does it make you feel? Does it change?
  4. What does the piece reveal about the writer and the artist’s viewpoint?
  5. What is the purpose of the song? Describe the message, viewpoint or lesson the songwriter was trying to convey. Share examples from the song in your explanation. Discuss the actual message of the song. What idea is the writer concerned about?
  6. Are there any symbols or metaphors in your song? What do they represent?
  7. Do you believe the message of the song is relevant today? If so, is it relevant in your school, your community, the nation, the world, or all of them? If not, why not? How do you feel this song connects with your generation? If you picked an older song, how do you connect with this song? Are there any lines that are meaningful to you?
  8. What words, lines or phrases in the song do you personally relate to?
  9. What might be an alternate title for the song?
  10. What is/are the most important word(s) in the song? Why? What can you say about the language used in the song?
  11. Describe some of the literary devices used in the song.