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    Are Protest Songs Politically Effective?

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    In a dictionary the word ‘protest’ is explained as “an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid” (dictionary.com, n.d.). As definitions have to be written in a formal style and to make sure they are often is used mitigation. In this case words (like ‘expression of disapproval’) also seem to imply that protest is a harmless action. In the reality though if talking about protest the most common associations

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    War Protest Songs

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    War Protest Songs War, what is it good for? Some would say absolutely nothing. This is the recurring theme in protest songs from the 1960’s through present day. This essay will show by comparing and contrasting songs from the Viet Nam era with the present day songs protesting war and the senselessness of going to war. The end result invariably is death for both sides. All of the songs, regardless of the setting and time focus on senseless death. The songs of the 60’s contained lyrics which

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    Protest Songs Throughout the Vietnam War

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    Throughout all the anti-war protests and marches during the Vietnam War, it is interesting to note the changes in the music of that time. From the beginning of the war, where support and loyalty from Americans was present in songs, to the end of the war, where anger and distrust was evident in musical lyrics, American’s opinion changed about the war. This change in opinion was easily recognized by the altering of musical lyrics about the war when Americans grew tired of the constant sending of U

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    protest song report

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    Report on Protest Song 'This Bomb has Got to Go' by Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl. Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl were popular Folk musicians prior to and during the Vietnam War Era. They had a love of humanity and a great desire for justice and peace in the world. The subjects of their songs were real people in a real world. They wrote and sang about survival. Their lyrics were simple and sometimes traditional melodies formed the basis of their songs. Their musical equipment was mostly acoustic

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    Protest Songs Essay

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    When looking at songs that are considered protest songs, we must look at the topical issue or the broad movements that they are discussing in their song or how they portray society since it contributes toward the image that audiences envision when listening to the songs. Protest songs are an important historical feature that can show the impact of a movement or counterculture in a certain era and the lyrics, when examined can show the opinion of the artist and what they wanted audiences to take from

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    Rhetoric of Protest Songs

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    Rhetoric of Protest Songs Rhetoric of the protest songs has a very extensive history. The oldest protest song on record is "The Cutty Wren" from the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 against feudal oppression, nearly six hundred years ago (Songs of Work and Protest 9). Protest music has developed over the years and has made its presence in history. The protest music of Vietnam War is the concentration of this paper. The two main artists of focus are Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Their songs will be analyzed

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    of the most controversial decades in American history because of not only the Vietnam War, but there was an outbreak of protests involving civil and social conditions all across college campuses. These protests have been taken to the extent where people either have died or have been seriously injured. However, during the 1960’s, America saw a popular form of art known as protest music, which responded to the social turmoil of that era, from the civil rights movement to the war in Vietnam. A veritable

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    and the psychedelic seventies is a time of protests, riots and war. From this turbulent time in history, Stephen Stills penned a rhythmic tune which would become an anthem for protests, “For What It’s Worth.” As a member of the group known as Buffalo Springfield, Stills was a talented musician and song writer. The song was written during a time of civil rights protests and the Viet Nam war. Contrary to popular thought, the song was not written to protest the Viet Nam war or the deaths on the Kent

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    Music Essay

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    close to, alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Protest songs are what helped Bob Dylan establish his singing career. Several Bob Dylan’s songs mainly focused of individuals’ problems and African American stories that focus on their lives before and during the Civil Rights Movement. According to Wikipedia, songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin” became anthems for the United States civil rights and anti-war movements. Bob Dylan’s song, “The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll”,

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    Instructions – APA Literary Analysis paper – American Protest Music Students will use literary analysis techniques as described in Faigley “Rhetorical, Literary and Visual Analysis” to analyze one American protest song (using the list provided) and apply critical analytical techniques as discussed in class and in the textbook. This paper is a formal critical analysis of a protest song chosen from the list supplied on Moodle. The paper must use APA style and formatting; formal writing; a minimum

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