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FORBIDDEN LOVE

Persuasive speech on Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' and poetry's relevance in 21st century through music.
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L Johnson

on 20 June 2011

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Transcript of FORBIDDEN LOVE

"We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us."
- Francois Rabelais Desire? Longing? Yearning? Pursuit? Through the easily accessible avenues of the internet, contemporary poets of the 21st century rejuvenate the discourse of forbidden love, as expressed in earlier pieces, to fulfil the desires of a modern audience more adequately. LEONARD COHEN Religion Isolation Sexuality Complex interpersonal relationships 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' - John Keats 'Suzanne' 'Y' GENERATION "She lets the river answer, that you've always been her lover" "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them" ANCIENT EVENTS IN MODERN CONTEXT Suzanne Verdal - "a young schoolgirl... into becoming Armand's lover and then wife" "OBSERVER" THEMES OF FORBIDDEN LOVE VISUAL IMAGERY EMOTIONAL CONNECTION IMPACT ON MODERN GENERATIONS RE-INVENTION Retro, edgy, capturing & upbeat cover of 'Suzanne' 20,000 HITS 21st Century Musicians: Beck Hansen
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Devendra Banhart NEW PERSPECTIVE MUSIC IS THE 21ST CENTURY MEDIUM FOR POETS TO REACH AND ENGAGE AN AUDIENCE Awed Devotion, or Forbidden Charm?
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