Swing Low Sweet Chariot Discussion Questions

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Write your own lyrics, describing what you will be doing when the modem equivalent of the Chariot-a Rolls Royce, a Cessna plane, or whatever you choose-comes for to carry you to the afterlife.

Choose the lyrics to a contemporary song that you think will still be in the poetry books a hun­dred years from now. Explain what you think about these lyrics is memorable and what they will tell people of the future about our culture.

Why do you think the phrase "Comin' for to carry me home" comprises half of this piece? Why have those who wrote the song down left the "g" off of "coming"?

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