Humn 303N Week 5 Assignment: Art Creation – Music/Dance/Poetry

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 9, 10
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

This week you will use your readings from the past week as a point of departure to create your own artistic production and a reflection paper.

Part 1: Art Creation
Select a poem, musical piece, or dance piece to use as a point of inspiration. Create a work of poetry, lyrics, music, or dance, inspired by your selected art piece. Video or audio recordings should be no longer than 5 minutes and must be in MP4 format.

Note: If your art creation requires a separate file submission, please submit in the Art Creation Submission (Recordings) area following this assignment.

Part 2: Reflection
Write a reflection about the relationship between your art production and the inspiration piece. Include the following in the reflection paper:

  • Introduction
  • Inspiration Piece
    • Include the inspiration poem, lyrics, or recording of musical or dance piece within the document. Use a link in the case of a recording.
    • Record the title, artist/author/composer, year, and place of origin.
    • Briefly explain the background of the inspiration piece.
  • Your Art Piece
    • Include your original poem or lyrics within the document. If you selected a musical or dance piece, submit as a separate file in the Art Creation Submission (Recordings) area following this assignment.
    • Provide a title.
    • Explain the background of your piece.
  • Connection
    • Explain the thematic connection between the two pieces.
    • How are they similar and different?
    • Are they the same medium? How does the medium impact what the viewer experiences?

Original Artwork Requirements

  • Methods: typed poem or lyrics, or recording of musical or dance piece
  • No computer-generated pieces

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1.5-2 pages (not including title page, text of inspiration piece, or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 1 scholarly source)


Week 5 Assignment: Art Creation – Music/Dance/Poetry

I have always loved poetry. I am particularly drawn to the works of Maya Angelou. In this assignment, I opted to create a poem, inspired by Angelou’s poem- caged bird. Originally published in 1983, the poem provides a comparison of two birds (Hegedus, Johnson, & Engel, 2019). One of the birds is depicted as living in captivity whereas the second bird is depicted as living freely in nature. Upon a keener observation, Maya Angelou uses the two birds metaphorically. The free bird represents the free and privileged white Americans whereas the caged bird represents African Americans (Hegedus, Johnson, & Engel, 2019).

Below is the poem:

Caged Bird By Maya Angelou


A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
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