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Answer the questions to ALL three examples.  100 WORDS MAXIMUM.

1. “White Rabbit” by the Jefferson Airplane is an example of the numerous influences by the musicians during the psychedelic era. What is the musical rhythm derived from? How does the double-entendre lyrics help to expand the atmosphere of the song?

2. “Sunshine of Your Love” is one of the best-known songs by Cream. What is the basis of this song? What influences can be heard in this piece? Does the band’s technical prowess add or detract from the performance?

3. “Purple Haze” is possibly the most popular song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, rising to #5 on the Billboard charts. Hendrix is considered to be one of the (if not the) most influential electric guitarists in rock music. What about his style set him apart from his contemporaries (including Clapton and Beck)? What is your opinion of his influence?


Using the given thesis and at least 2 of the four sources provided. I will need approx. 4 sources in total.

Thesis: In Medievalism, Romantics sought an escape from the uncomfortable social challenges of their time.


Agrawal , R. R. (1990). The medieval revival and its influence on the romantic movement. NewDelhi, India: Abhinav Publications.

Babcock, M. A. (2012). The story of western culture. United States: HPS Publishing.

Greenblatt, S. (2013). The norton anthology english literature: The major authors. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Löwy, M., & Sayre, R. (2001). Romanticism against the tide of modernity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.