Free Write: Musical Memories

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Musical Memories |

You are listening to your music library and one song has caught your attention. Write about the song that brings back important memories of people, place, time or event in your life.


A focused Free Write is a strategy intended to encourage ideas without concern for the conventional rules of writing. The goal is to make writing easier and more comfortable while speaking new ideas onto a page. Remember, free writing doesn’t mean to rush or create sloppy work on purpose. Follow these guidelines:

  1. Write nonstop for a set period of time (5–10 minutes). Let your ideas flow onto the paper.
  2. Ignore the urge to correct as you write, you can always come back and edit later.
  3. Write what you picture in your mind by using words that describe.
  4. Do not judge or censor what you are writing. Allow yourself to imagine.

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  1. How do you appreciate Musical Memories

    Song : One Thousand Years
    People : Ms. Wang and classmates
    Place : School

    Whenever I here this song it reminds me of Ms. Wang and her time at
    the beach. I’t also reminds me of ice cream because when I don’t have ice cream for a month
    it seems like one thousand years. 🙂

  2. SAIL
    This song reminds me of my older god brother nick, and the time that he took me and some friends out bouldering and that evening ride home in the jeep listening to sail the jeep bumping on every dirt hill possible everyone singing the song just feeling like an amazing movie life and every time I think of that night I get a hollow feeling in stomach knowing that I have a pretty good life

  3. If I Die Young If I die young bury me in satin,lay me down on a bed of roses,sink me in the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song oh oh oh oh lord make me a rainbow,I’ll shine down on my mother she’ll know I’m safe when she stands under my colors oh,and life ain’t always what you think it ought to be,no ain’t even gray, but she buries her baby the sharp knife of a short life I’ve had just enough time… I chose this song because it reminds me that even when we are dead we have the ones that we love will always be with us even when we die.It tells me that we love people even when were dead

  4. I picked a One Direction song because it reminds me of my two cousins because we have good times at her house and she is kind to me so every time I hear a One Direction song I feel like they are right next to me. Now here are the lyrics,” Maybe it’s the way so walked straight into my heart and stole it through the door and past the guards just like she already owned it”……….”And we danced all night to the best song ever, we knew every line!”