This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Bob Dylan "Blowin' In The Wind"

377 words - 2 pages

The message of "Blowin' in the Wind", the lyrics, and the monotonous inflection of Bob Dylan's voice all create a somber feeling in me that makes me think. He is discussing war and the aspects of it people ignore because it is too disturbing and they do not want to deal with it. There is no honest answer to the questions he is asking because no one can be the ultimate judge, therefore, the answers are "blowin' in the wind." I did not realize that the song ...view middle of the document...

Dylan means that the men are soldiers and the white dove represents peace. His solemn voice seems to be sad and fed up with war, killing, and hurt. Dylan wants to know when people will start recognizing that these actions add to the problem instead of cure it. However, no one knows when enough will be enough and this destruction of society will cease. The most striking lyrics that drive home Dylan's message are the last ones', "how many ears must one man have, before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows, that too many people have died?" These lines evoke emotion in me that let me know I heard and felt what Dylan probably wished to convey with his song. The song has a constant guitar strum in the background that has a slow upbeat tempo, but Dylan's voice does not always stay with the beat. This technique makes his powerful lyrics stand out more. Furthermore, the harmonica that plays after each verse compliments the sad, wondering feeling Dylan creates with his voice and he enunciates the strong words in each line that would help deliver his message. Every element of this song intertwine beautifully to create a powerful and emotional song.

Other Essays On Bob Dylan "Blowin' in the Wind"

Robert Essay

430 words - 2 pages On January 20 1985, at the Genesee Memorial Hospital, an extraordinary occurrence took place. A marvelous child was born, taking the name Bob. Bob lives with his loving family consisting of his mother, father, brother, and grandmother, all residing in the small town Caledonia New York.When it comes to school, Bob generally enjoys it. His favorite subject is history, and his least favorite is Spanish. If Bob could change one thing about school

Dylan Thomas And His Poetry Essay

2252 words - 10 pages . Thomas was a troublesome child. He stole money from his mother's purse, and lied about it. While his mother was in denial about this, his sister Nancy was becoming very irritated. From 1925-1931,he attended Swansea grammar school, where his father taught. He was a small, pretty boy, and was bullied at school, until he became aggressive and rebellious. (Merric, 1)In 1931 seventeen year old Dylan Thomas left school and became a reporter on the

Bob Marley

786 words - 4 pages How many people do you know that are important enough to have a national holiday commemorating their birth? Lets see there's Presidents Day, Christmas...not many huh? Well, one man who is important enough is Bob Marley. How did he do this? Well let me tell you. Bob was born on February 6, 1945 in a small town called Rhoden Hall. His Mother was an eighteen-year old black woman named Cedella Booker. His father on the other hand was

Wood Stock 1969

1927 words - 8 pages late 1960's, musicians like Bob Dylan, The Band, Tim Hardin, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were moving to the area and wanted a state of the art studio.Michael and Artie were searching in the classifieds for someone with money so they could have a festival and have money for a recording studio. They never saw the "young men with unlimited capital" ad, but the lawyer they had recommended they talk to Joel Roseman and John Roberts. The

About The Delta Blues And The Texas Blues

1124 words - 5 pages an intricate role in blues. His electric blues influenced such American musicians as Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan and such British rockers as the Rolling Stones, who took their name from a Waters song, and Eric Clapton, who recorded with him (Answers.com, 1).So what exactly is the connection? How does the blues affect the Delta, all the way to Texas? What role do to different artist play? The solution is the following: Blues is music is much more

D.B.Cooper

682 words - 3 pages parachutes he jumped out of the aircraft and made history.Bob Rizzo, a San Diego cabdriver was Bob Huddleston's friend and poker buddy. One night while sitting in the bar, Rizzo confided in Huddleston. He told Huddleston that he was a fugitive wanted by the FBI for counterfeiting. Huddleston then decided he could tell Rizzo his story. He proceeded to tell Rizzo that he had skyjacked an airplane in 1971. Rizzo could not believe it. He had heard

Barry

3864 words - 16 pages from the side of a road or under a hedge, the fields and back lanes, the edge of town of his youth. ���� ���� When Barry and Maxine moved in together, they tried to get more sophisticated: instead of getting out of their heads immediately they would have dinner parties with candles, meals of nut roast and sweet potatoes and play Dylan and Roy Music until they finished the Vendetta and got out the big riles and put on Peter Tot or Burning Spear

Influence Of Rock Videos In Teenagers

346 words - 2 pages In 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris opened fire to several students and teachers at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Several students were injured, 12 students and a teacher were killed. After that, they committed suicide at the school's library. They did it because they were influenced by video games and a rock band called Marilyn Manson. This is a clear example of the influence that rock videos and video games have on

RED SKY AT MORNING

579 words - 3 pages different people because of where they are from or who they are, such as: Jim Bob and Mr. Cloyd. Jim Bob was in the Sagrado newspaper because he was staying at a respected family. Jim Bob was judged by the people of Sagrado because of where he came from and where he stayed. Jim Bob judged the Josh because he was going out with a fine family. Mr. Cloyd also judges Mexican because he doesn't want any of that race around him or his daughters.Jim Bob

Case Of The Broken Hutch, Essay On Personal Experience

5707 words - 23 pages washired there was no Market Manager of our area, so any comment that could not be answered byour manager, we could not get from the next higher person. About 6 months after I started towork we finally got a Market Manager from Chicago. His name was Bob, he was a short, stockybuild, Italian with an attitude that he was the best. All the stores in the area went throughintroducing periods, were he would come into the stores and introduce himself

Alternative Energy

544 words - 3 pages turbines are being installed in many countries to supplement more traditional sources of electric power, such as burning coal. After the oil crisis of the 1970s, many countries launched programs to develop modern wind turbines. While many of these programs failed, Denmark was successful in developing one. Countries such as the United States have adopted this technology to develop wind energy resources. Design improvements have helped increase the

Similar Papers

Bob Dylan And The Protest Movement Of The 1960's

2442 words - 10 pages movement of Blowin' in the Wind. While the sources I used mentioned both songs, Blowin' in the Wind got at least twice the coverage. This could be due to several reasons including over exposure to Dylan, the lack of a popular group such as Peter, Paul and Mary making The Times They are a-Changin' a huge hit, changing interests in music and the fact that civil rights was a more popular theme than changing the system. In any case, Times They are a-Changin

A Study Of The Famous Bob Dylan Song "Mr.Tamborine Man"

780 words - 4 pages invoked in the earlier passages is heightened. In the second and third verses there are several lines expressing suprise at feeling fatigued: "My weariness amazes me" and how the body is also tired: "my toes too numb to step."Bob Dylan said himself "Drugs never played a part in that song... '...disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....', that's not drugs, drugs were never a big thing with me." This leads me to believe that the song is

This Essay Discusses The Basic Mechanics And Characteristics Of The Ways In Which We Humans Use Wind As A Tool

274 words - 2 pages have the right location. I hope to cover, in this report, the different types of windmills, their history, locations, how they are built, what wind turbines are, and the many uses of wind power. Wind power has received a lot of underlying popular support but at the same time a great deal of apathy. Wind Power is not only a term used for the power created by windmills. Wind powers is what moves a sail boat, or a wind surfer. There are many

Poem Of An Yeast Cell's Life

461 words - 2 pages replicate,When that's done, one nucleus from parent to Bob will vacate.His parent yelled, "Get off of me!""You are now free!"During haploid a genetic deficiency makes him weak,Tryptophan is the thing Bob needs to seek.Tryptophan YED provides for it,It helps him keep fit.Oh, no! What's this?In a MV plate, tryptophan is amiss.To live, Bob must mate with HA2,Or else he's screwed!He meets an HA2,Bob will now turn into a haploid shmoo.He kisses his mate and