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Bob Dylan

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Erica Lumsden

on 19 September 2010

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Transcript of Bob Dylan

Mama, take this badge off of me
I cant use it anymore
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel like I'm knockin' on heavens door.

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel like I'm knockin' on heavens door. death silenced her pool
the day she died
hovered over
her little toy dogs
but left no trace
of itself
at her
funeral Now at midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do
Then they bring them to the factory
Where the heart- attack machine
Is strapped across their shoulders
And then the kerosene
Is brought down from the castles
By insurance men who go
Check to see that nobody is escaping
To Desolation Row. Desolation Row What does this poem mean? Censorship by government. What's the theme? This poem means that after the death of this girl, everywhere people looked, they saw traces of her and things that reminded them of her, but when the funeral actually came they realized it was all just memories, and that she was really gone. Suicide? Knockin' On Heavens Door The government has it's secrets and anyone who they feel has too much information, must be kept away from society, and tortured or forced into silence. Describing how the people sent to war aren't aware of what the consequences are. What does this poem mean? Giving up on life. He's dying and he can feel (see?) it. He wants to die in peace. He wants it all to end and he knows its going to. Speaker Some on close to the girl described in the poem. Speaker A man in the military. Speaker Bob Dylan An artist or believer who is not influenced by the government and can see through their actions. Why this poem? This poem had an obvious and meaningful story about it. Why this poem? Why this poem? It was one of the actual POEMS that we found and it seemed uniqued an open to interpretation. Rhyme Scheme Agents
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H 21 It is one of his most popular songs, so somepeople would know it and it would be more interesting to do. Born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota Birth Name: Robert Allen Zimmerman He changed his name from Zimmerman to Dylan because... Did not think Zimmerman was a good stage name
Dylan Thomas was favorite poet Acostic/Folk Electric/Acoustic Folk/Rock Country Learned to play... Guitar
Harmonica 1959: Attended the University of Minnesota Flunked out due to non-participation and cutting class many times to go to local coffee shops Started performing as Bob Dylan February 1964: Met poet Carl Sandburg Sandburg did not take Dylan seriously as a poet July 1966: Had a serious motorcycle accident Went into seclusion for 3 years 1982: Became part of the Songwriters Hall of Fame May 1997: Diagnosed with Pericarditis Infection in the heart Dangerous if not found in time Recovered by September to meet the Pope in Bologna 1998: Won a grammy for... Best Male Rock Singer and Best Contemporary Folk Singer! At the 40th Annual Grammy Awards Earlier: Won his first grammy for the song "Slow Train Comming" 2000: Dylan's song "Things have changed" was used in the movie "Wonder Boys" Received an Academy Award November 16, 2005: Placed into UK Music Hall of Fame Contributions to British music
mixing British culture into his music 2008: Named 7th Greatest Singer of Rock Era in a Rolling Stone magazine poll. Earlier: Voted 2nd Greatest Rock'n'Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone February 25, 2010: Awarded American National Medal of Arts For contributions to the arts Has inflenced many other artists: The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Jimi Hendrix
The Beach Boys
Sam Cooke
Otis Redding
Paul Simon Most of his studio recordings are origional songs Performed "All Along the Watchtower" 2000 times His most performed song April 7, 2005: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for his music First rock or folk artist to win Rolling Stone has regonized many of his songs He is a vegetarian, and a fan of Elvis Presley! Bob Dylan About Bob Dylan Poem # 21 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Desolation Row A man who's tired of fighting and ready to pass away. Meter There is no regular meter, but Dylan does make use of iambic and trochaic meters. By insurance men who go

Check to see that nobody is escaping

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| 5? Written in 1965 Written in 1973 1964: Got The Beatles hooked on pot. Tone The tone for all the poems chosen is melancholy. Tone Indifferent - explaining the story of life
Melancholy - that is just how life is Written in 2008 | | | | | | I consider myself apoet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I'll die like a poet.
-Bob Dylan People can learn everything about me through my songs, if they know where to look.
-Bob Dylan Theme Symbolism Heart-attack machine - prison
-can't escappe from Desolation Row - Happy
-Illusion Agents/ Superhuman crew/ insurance men -Government
-important people in society unfair
deceiving Nobody is escaping - injustice
-denied natural rights Imagery Factory/ heart-attack machine/ kerosene -cruelness
-bad conditions
-Holocaust Midnight/ agents/ superhuman - sneaky actions
-tension Whole poem -Describing how he sees the government Devices Irony -Def. of Desolation devastated
sorrowful -Meaning in poem utopia
happyness I say there's no depressed words, just depressed minds.
-Bob Dylan I've only written four songs in my whole life, but I've written those four songs a miliion times.
-Bob Dylan Being noticed is a burden. Jesus got himself crucified because he got himself noticed. So I disappear a lot.
-Bob Dylan Theme What's the theme? People still have a silent presence after death, the don't fully die. Bibliography People are not always who they seem to be. Death is not something top be afraid of. It can be peaceful when you're ready for it. "The New Yorker." The New Yorker. 22 Sept. 2008. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2008/09/22/080922po_poem_dylan2>.

Bob Dylan. Prod4ever/chime. Web. 21 Apr. 2010. <http://www.bobdylan.com/>.

Wikipedia. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan>.

Imbd. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001168/>.

Heylin, Clinton. Behind The Shades. New York: Harper Collins, 1991. Print. Bob Dylan
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