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What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain.

Currently, I’m analyzing lyrics from various songs in order to further understand the varying use of poetic devices authors use to add depth and meaning to their work. I’ve found that Genius Lyrics has been an excellent source of other people’s take on the song, as well as comments from the author themselves. Today in class, I was analyzing the song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, and I found that Genius’ annotations were beneficial, especially with the song’s many historical and biblical allegories. Although Genius Lyrics is accessible for editing by the public, their annotations have proven to supply insightful points and information. Even if others’ take on the song is different than the author’s intent, it’s always beneficial to hear varying opinions and perspectives while analyzing mediums as versatile as poetry.

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Genius’ annotations provide insight on the symbolism, history, and meaning of lyrics.

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