Mystical wanderer. Dark desert highway. A ragged prince who turns into a toad. The beast of fame that cannot be killed.
Recognize these images? Yep, it’s Carole King’s “Tapestry”, a riddling allegory that questions more than it answers, and “Hotel California” by the Eagers, another allegory of Fame and the goddess Fortuna.
“Hotel California” has a classical music connection to Carl Orff’s “O, Fortuna.” Now that’s a surprise.
These chart-topping songs are the focus for Allegories, part 2. Come along as we explore the songs and their allegories and discover how to craft an allegory in our own writing.
- Carole King’s “Tapestry”
- Carl Orff’s “O, Fortuna”
- The Eagles’ “Hotel California”
- Next Week
- Inspiration / James Baldwin
Carole King performing "Tapestry" with images Carole King ~ Tapestry - Bing video
Eagles live performance of "Hotel California" The Eagles - Hotel California Live 1976.. - Bing video
Andre Rieu conducting a performance of "O Fortuna" André Rieu - O Fortuna (Carmina Burana - Carl Orff) - Bing video
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