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Bob Dylan Research Paper

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“The Nobel Prize is the world’s most important prize and is—not without reason—the most visible and prestigious”(Heffermehl). Alfred Nobel said “The Nobel Prize shall be awarded to the person who in the preceding year shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses"(Nobel). Born on May 24,1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. Robert Allen Zimmerman also know as Bob Dylan, was an American artist. His career began in the early 1960s with songs that chronicled social issues.Dylan influenced music and culture for more than five decades. He received the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature. Bob Dylan is one of the most recognized artists…show more content…
As for this, he was known as the world's most influential singer and songwriter. “I'm really thrilled about this gong for Bob. He created the anthems, the love songs, and the anti-love songs that defined the post-1968 generation and still resonates today. He is the subtlest rhyme artist - captures unspoken meanings in the modulations of his rhyme”(Rainbird).In the song, “The times they are a changin’”, Bob Dylan uses imagery to portray a detailed image in the listener's mind of the horrendous changes that were taking place in the United States. The imagery reflects the poetry in Bob Dylan's work. In the first stanza, “Come gather ’round people/Wherever you roam/And admit that the waters/Around you have grown/And accept it that soon/You’ll be drenched to the bone/If your time to you is worth savin’/Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone/For the times they are a-changin’(Dylan 1-9). Line 1-2 , Dylan is calling to the people, lines 3-6, he is asking people to come together to see what's going on through the country; that if they don't realize that things need to change, the country in going to stay the same. In lines 7-9, he says that the people better stand up in what the county is going through, otherwise the worst is to come. By using imagery, Dylan reflects the overall theme of the song “The times they are a changin’”. Another literary device used in this song was repetition. In line 9, Dylan repeatedly said “For the times they are a-changin’’(Dylan 9). This is also found on line 18,27,36, and 45. Dylan repeated this to convey his message to his listeners that times are changing. ”Dylan and his associates seem to have understood what he was creating as an enactment of a mode of being that was not about him as a person but was the product of something that exceeded him, something searching for expression that
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