Iwt1 Task 2

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Weird Al’s song “It’s All About the Pentiums”, the movie “Live Free or Die Hard” and the poem “Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander each have a common theme that relates to the computer industry in which describing the need to continually advance towards the future. The poem “Praise Song for the Day” was written by
Elizabeth Alexander in 2009 as a tribute to President
Obama’s inauguration. There is a lot of directions this poem can go, as far as whom it relates to. The main point is that people are here to help out each other.

This is a song in the music industry provided by the artist Weird Al Yankovic. This song is a remix of the Puff
Daddy song “It’s All About the Benjamins. This “nerdcore hip-hop” song was released on the album “Running with
Scissors” in 1999. (Wikipedia, 2012)

Lyrics to Weird Al - "It's All About the
Pentiums"

The action film Live
Free or Die Hard was released in 2007 about computer hacking terrorist and the fight against them. Starring Bruce
Willis as a NYPD Detective fighting alongside the FBI to stop the cyber attacks in the
United States.

(Wikipedia, 2012)

Elizabeth Alexander, born in 1962, wrote the poem Praise
Song for the Day in 2009 in regards to the Obama inauguration.
She speaks about how people go about their normal daily business noticing each other. Everyone is fixing and/or creating something, all while talking with each other in different ways and thinking about what one has said. We remember how we got here and what has occurred in the past for us to live as we do to this day. We speak or sing towards a brighter future. To some this is considered a prose poem. (Adams, 2009)
Techniques used to differentiate this poem from others were:
 Realistic
 Conceptual
 Repetition

Weird Al’s song It’s All About the Pentiums, released in
1999, was a parody remix from…...

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