ENGL 2210, World Literature II

Modernism Essay Topics

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  1. Talking about his early songs in a recent intrview, Bob Dylan said:
    I don't know how I got to write those songs. Those early songs [like "It's Alright, Ma."] were almost magically written...Try to sit down and write something like that. There's a magic to that, and it's not Siegfried and Roy kind of magic, you know? It's a different kind of a penetrating magic. And, you know, I did it. I did it at one time."
    Read the section on Modernism in the textbook. Read the lyrics to the songs "Mr. Tambourine Man," "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)," and "Gates of Eden" and discuss the types of surrealistic images used in them, and the kinds of emotions they are intended to project.

Your essay should be no less than 350 words, and no more than 400 words. Indicate the number of words at the bottom of the essay.