Today, we're sharing an essay by one of our rock stars! This example of outstanding student work was written by Noah S., a homeschooled teenager from California. Noah recently finished the Essay Rock Star full semester program, and this is one of the essays he wrote for the course. It's a textual analysis -- an analytical review -- of a song called "Lateralus" by his favorite band Tool. This essay stands out for the depth and complexity of its analysis.
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