No Light, No Light

Topic: No Light, No Light An Assignment in 4 parts: 1. Watch Florence + the Machine live @ the Royal Albert Hall, London: 2. After you watch the concert, read the lyrics to œNo Light, No Light and œCosmic Love. Google these. 3. After you read the lyrics to œNo Light, No Light and œCosmic Love, read Plato’s œAllegory of the Cave here: or watch it here: It sounds creepy, but the video gives a good visual explanation of the allegory. Note: when you read the text, the allegory ends at the line œand they would put him to death. You don’t have to read the entire page. Just up to this point. 4. Synthesize, which is kind of like mental exercise: Write a journal entry (300 words) that connects Plato’s œAllegory of the Cave to Florence + the Machine’s œNo Light, No Light and œCosmic Love. Pay close attention to the references to light, the stars, the moon, objects of luminescence and enlightenment (or the absence of enlightenment). Tell me how you perceive these works connect to each other. Think about the literary elements of imagery, symbolism, and allegory

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