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A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: Prompt

If you'd like to hear the song that goes along with today's prompt title (The Monkees' "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"), click here.


Okay, now re-read this small passage from Langston Hughes' poem "Theme for English B."


"yet a part of me, as I am a part of you.

That’s American.

Sometimes perhaps you don’t want to be a part of me.   

Nor do I often want to be a part of you.

But we are, that’s true!"


There is a lot going on in Hughes' poem, and what you take away from this section is but a small part. However, it is what I would like you to focus on today in your creative do-hickey. You are also free to incorporate any inspiration from The Monkees song as well.


Think of something/someone that, although you are quite different, there is also a commonality that means you are a part of each other.


What is a little bit you and a little bit something else?


This does not need to be a serious social issue like racial/American identities, as in Hughes' poem, or splitting the blame within a couple, as in The Monkees' song. There are many directions your piece--whatever it is (do-hickey being, of course, the scientific)--can go. Surreal, symbolic, fanciful, historical, family-oriented . . . Tone, perspective, medium, form, etc. are all up to you.


And, yes, that is Bobby Sherman in the music video. And, yes, Neil Diamond wrote this song.






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