The Poetics of American Song Lyrics [NOOK Book]

Overview


Poets, teachers, and musicologists fusing studies of form, scansion, and musical creation to redefine the place of the American bard
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$39.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$70.00 List Price

Overview


Poets, teachers, and musicologists fusing studies of form, scansion, and musical creation to redefine the place of the American bard
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617031571
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: American Made Music Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Charlotte Pence, Knoxville, Tennessee, the author of The Writer's Path: Creative Exercises for Meaningful Essays. She is also the winner of the Black River Chapbook Competition for her poetry in Branches.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction xi

Part One. Poetic History and Techniques within Poems and Songs

3 The Day Johnny Cash Died / Lamar Alexander

6 Reduced to Rhyme: On Contemporary Doggerel / David Caplan

26 The Sonnet Within the Song: Country Lyrics and the Shakespearean Sonnet

Structure / Charlotte Pence

35 Rap Poetry 101 / Adam Bradley

43 It Don't Mean a Thing: The Blues Mask of Modernism / Kevin Young

75 Gangsta Rap's Heroic Substrata: A Survey of the Evidence / John Paul Hampstead

90 At the Crossroads: The Intersection of Poetry and the Blues /

Keith Flynn

106 Country Music Lyrics: Is There Poetry in Those Twangy Rhymes? /

Jill Jones

122 Similarities and Differences between Song Lyrics and Poetry / Pat Pattison

134 Words and Music: Three Stories / Wyn Cooper

Part Two. Analysis of Twentieth-Century Songwriters

145 The Triumph of Icarus: Sam Cooke and the Creative Spirit / Peter Guralnick

158 The Joe Blow Version / David Kirby

169 A Nobel for Dylan? / Gordon Ball

180 Lyric Impression, Muscle Memory, Emily, and the Jack of Hearts / Claudia Emerson

186 Don Khan and Truck-Driving Wives: Dylan's Fluctuating Lyrics / Ben Yagoda

193 Thoughts on "Me and Bobby McGee" and the Oral and Literary Traditions /

David Daniel

199 The Soup That Could Change the World / Beth Ann Fennelly

203 Laughing in Tune: R.E.M. and the Post-Confessional Lyric / Jeffrey Roessner

212 Sweetness Follows: Michael Stipe, John Keats, and the

Consolations of Time / Eric Reimer

225 Sweeping Up the Jokers: Leonard Cohen's "The Stranger Song" / Brian Howe

232 Facing the Music: The Poetics of Bruce Springsteen / Robert P. McParland

243 Coming into Your Town: Okkervil River's "Black" / Stephen M. Deusner

253 Still Holding at the Seams: Magnolia Electric Co.'s Josephine and the Contemporary

Poetic Sequence / Jesse Graves

261 Not to Oppose Evil: Johnny Cash's Bad Luck Wind / Tony Tost

Glossary

Acknowledgments

Contributors

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    This book is terrific! There's nothing else out there like it. I

    This book is terrific! There's nothing else out there like it. I could see how some might feel like it's a little too academic to take on song lyrics, but I think that's just the point--and they're missing it. Some of the sharpest minds today are writing on a very important topic that has been neglected in the academic world for far too long.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Dbzlover march 1,2012

    This book is a total fail ! It truly sucks. Waste of money!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)