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Thread #74157   Message #1293313
Posted By: GUEST
09-Oct-04 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: One for Little Hawk: Dylan for Nobel?
Subject: RE: Dylan & the Nobel Prize for Literature
I disagree. Song lyrics aren't literature. They also aren't poetry in the written sense--just try writing out your favorite literary sounding song lyric, and you will quickly see how song lyrics don't translate well to the written page, no matter how good they sound in a song.

Song lyrics always come off sounding wooden and contrived as written poetry.