Woody Guthrie

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  • Summary Of The Song 'This Land Is Your Land' By Woody Guthrie

    “This land was made for you and me.” Way back in 1940, there was a man named Woody Guthrie. He trekked across the USA singing hundreds of songs. His most prominent song, though, is “This Land is Your Land”, a song that explained that the USA is for everyone. He is often quoted because of his inspiring messages. The famous song is very similar to one of his quotes, but is different too. Both the song and the quote are proportionate in some ways. First, let’s knock off the obvious one: they are both by Woody Guthrie. Another similarity is they both state the fact that Woody Guthrie will not quit. In the song he says “Nobody living can ever stop me”, and in the quote he announces “I’m out to fight those songs to my very last breath of air and…

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  • Bob Dylan Research Paper

    rock and roll. He had grown up listening to everyone from Roy Orbison and Chuck Berry to Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie, who would later become a great influence in his life and his mentor. Woody Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter…

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  • Evolution Of Popular Culture In The 1930's

    dragged into debt, and people were made to migrate from their homes as storms of the Dust Bowl ruined agricultural opportunities. The population could be found in a world of barren earth and broken dreams, an era many believed to be “the final destruction of the old Jeffersonian idea of agrarian harmony with nature” (“Dust Bowl” 2). Indeed, the troubles facing the nation served as primary reasons for the spark in entertainment during this decade. Movies, music, radio, and fiction were only…

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  • The Dust Bowl In Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

    scale of migrants is unknown, but it’s estimated that up to 400,000 Southwesterners moved west during the 1930s and up to 300,000 moved into California a decade earlier.” (Sander) Even young children and teenagers were forced to leave their homes in search for jobs to earn money to support their families back home. Woody Guthrie lived in Pampa, Texas at the time of the Dust Bowl. In the year 1933 he married Mary Jennings, and together they had three children named Gwen, Sue, and Bill. Woody and…

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  • This Land Is Your Land Analysis

    Land Is Your Land is a poem written by Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie in February of 1940; in April of 1944 it was eventually set to music and turned into a song. On the first reading of this poem, especially when one takes into account the song that was learned in childhood, it has a very patriotic feel to it, “This land is your land this land is my land / this land was made for you and me” (Guthrie 1:1, 1:4). Upon closer inspection, when the last three stanzas of the poem are taken into…

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  • Dust Bowl Refugee Analysis

    They suffered from famine, sickness, and extreme poverty. However, they kept a beautiful spirit about them. A spirit which artists like Woody Guthrie picked up on, and wrote songs which truly embodied the sense of hopefulness the “Okies” exuded on their trek to find the American Dream which was taken out from under them. Songs like, Dust Bowl Refugee and Dust Bowl Blues highlight the struggle of the migrant workers who Guthrie was traveling with. In these Lyrics from Dust Bowl Refugee a picture…

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  • Bob Dylan In 'Highway 61 Revisited'

    Justin Wagner Bob Dylan is revered as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and his album “Highway 61 Revisited”, released in 1965, is no exception to his genius lyricism. Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman in northern Minnesota, which seems far away from any music metropolis such as Chicago or New Orleans, but that did not stop him from becoming one of the most influential musicians of all time. Bob Dylan was influenced by the largely political lyrics and folk music of artists such as…

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  • How Did Pete Seeger Impact Society

    Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919 in Patterson, NY. Having been raised in a musical family, Seeger picked up a love for music throughout his childhood years. He later became one of the most well known American folk singers. Seeger spent the first years of his career collaborating with singer-songwriter, Woody Guthrie. Both artists, Seeger and Guthrie, shared similar point of views, in that they were both social activists. In 1948, Seeger continued his music with an American folk quartet called…

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  • James Brown's Role In The Civil Rights Movement

    Throughout the course of the semester we have learned about so many artists, and the transitions to different music genres. We have seen how music has grown throughout the years, and how artists use their songs to express their feelings, and their concerns over issues. As the years have progressed, we have seen how artists have become more vocal on issues that are have been occurring in the United States. One of the main points in history that we have seen in this course, in my opinion, has…

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  • Comparison Of Woody Guthrie And John Steinbeck's Grammar

    The two areas I felt confidently on were my comparisons of Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck and my grammar. The reasons Guthrie and Steinbeck were similar were solid and cohesive. It was a different topic than any of the examples and I wanted to present an idea that was not hackneyed. There was an abundance of material that proved their similarities that I could explain. My grammar was also accurate and I feel it made the essay polished. It also gives off the impression that I take serious…

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