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Bob Dylan Essay

901 words - 4 pages

When you think of poetry, you normally think of traditional poets like William Shakespeare or Dr. Suess. Poetry is a form of writing that allows people to express themselves and their feelings in a shorter fashion than a short story. So with this in mind, we must consider musicians and music writers to be some of the greatest poets in existence. Musicians write poems that typically reflect their feelings or experiences and make them sound pleasing to our ears. Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are arguably two of the best songwriters/poets and should be recognized. "My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen and "With God on Our Side" by Bob Dylan are two poems that illustrate different methods of ...view middle of the document...

Springsteen writes in the first person and talks about himself and how his life was affected by the changing time in society. Bob Dylan focuses more on the Vietnam War and the rightness of what our country was doing and what it has done in the past. He talks about different wars and always ends each stanza, "with god on our side." He is trying to make us realize that us as American's always feel that no matter we do, god is agreeing with us. He uses the word "our" in his poem to make people realize that this is our country and what our government does effects us directly. Springsteen's poem talks about how he has seen our country change first hand and tells us his story through his own eyes. He uses specific examples about fights and racism and all of a sudden a town that he called his hometown and had so much pride in, had been vacated. He talked about how he saw things happen and how helpless he felt. He goes on to speak about having a child of his own and ends the poem with introducing his son to his "hometown." He talks with his wife about moving and getting out of the town. He tells his son to "take a good look around, this is your hometown." He is showing us that even though bad things have come to the town, he still has respect for his hometown and wants his son to do the same. Dylan covers many...

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