“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”

What does this mean to you? Can you describe this feeling?


Select one of the dates below, and write a response in the form of a letter to Charlie. Imagine that he is writing to you in confidence and waiting for a reply. Be specific; make sure to respond to some of the details mentioned in his letter to you. Feel free to draw comparisons to your own life or people you know, or offer Charlie advice on how to deal with something he’s struggling with.


"One Winter"
"....hope it's the kind of second side that [he] can listen to whenever [he] drives alone and feels like he belongs to something whenever he's sad."

Based on your assigned song annotate the lyrics to locate meaning through textual evidence and technique:
  1. Annotate lyrics to song
  2. Summarize what you think this song is about and why.
  3. Through specific textual evidence, relate this song to The Catcher in the Rye and
  4. Through specific textual evidence, relate to both this song to The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


Asleep, The Smiths
Vapour Trail, Ride
Scarborough Fair, Simon and Garfunkel
A Whiter Shade of Pale, Procol Harum
Time of No Reply, Nick Drake
Dear Prudence, Beatles
Gypsy, Suzanne Vega
Nights in White Satin, Moody Blues
Daydream, Smashing Pumpkins
Dusk, Genesis
//ML//K, U2
Blackbird//,// Beatles
Landslide, Fleetwood Mac
Tugboat, Galaxie 500
Could It Be Another Change, The Samples
Evensong, The Innocence Mission
Dear God, XTC