Woody Guthrie

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  • Comparing This Land Is Your Land And John Cena's Song

    “Left wing, right wing, chicken wing.” Woody Guthrie was a skilled guitarist who traveled the U.S.A. singing songs and saying famous quotes to inspire people who get put down. He said a very inspirational quote and sang the famous song called “This Land is Your Land”. There are some differences and similarities from what he said and and sang. Both these work of art were meant for everybody who are usually being put down. They were also meant to inspire people. They both were said to make people…

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  • Analyzing Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land'

    “Everybody might be just one big soul,Well it looks that a-way to me.” Woody Guthrie wrote lots of songs that people loved. He also wrote This Land Is Your Land in 1940. He went all over the USA, to sing songs for people. He also sang 100s of songs around the USA. He sang songs to make people happy. The quote and the song are similar and also different. So to compare the song and the writing that he wrote there are many similarities. For example, the song and the quote both have a message…

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  • Rock And Roll Poet: Bob Dylan

    to New York City in 1961 with the goal of meeting his biggest influence and idol, Woody Guthrie, a traditional folk singer. Woody was a left-wing activist, who used his songs to bring to attention political issues but was diagnosed with Huntington’s chorea. Dylan visited Guthrie often and the following April performed in New York's Gerdes Folk City as the opening act for John Lee Hooker. He played a set of Guthrie-styled folk songs with his own lyrics. A New York Times review on Dylan helped him…

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  • This Land Is Your Land

    “This land is your land, this land is my land, from California to the New York Island, from the Redwood forests to the Gulfstream waters, this land was made for you and me” (Guthrie). Contrary to the lyrics in “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, this land was apparently not made for “you and me.” America was only made for the “me” aspect of the song, “me” being the Americans. Thousands of years ago, the Americas were undiscovered by the Europeans. Now, this land withholds a great country.…

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  • Definition Of What It Means To Be An American Essay

    The true definition of the word country is: and nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory. To people from other places, America is just another country full of audacious idiots. To others it is a place where anyone can become anything. America, to Americans, is home, it's a place where families come together, and have the rights to do as they wish. To be an American means having pride in where you are from and knowing where you stand. "Death to America," has…

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  • Alternative Music Essay

    limited to being brought into a musical family or having a significant amount of musical training. With time, the genre became what it is today, a subgenre of alternative music. Some artists that help led the way for folk music is: Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, and Pete Seeger. These artists and artist today make folk music what it is today. Alternative music is very widespread, and varies in different sounds and types of music. Therefore, almost attracting any listener of music all…

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  • Sweet Land Of Uncertainty: What Is America?

    chance at getting a proper education. “This Land Is Your Land”, by Woody Guthrie, addresses this issue. Guthrie states that “By the relief office I seen my people; As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking is this land made for you and me?” (Guthrie) This quote means that, though some Americans have no problem succeeding, as they are born into wealthy, privileged families, others are left in destitution. I do agree with Guthrie that this is an issue that needs to be addressed, however,…

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  • Causes Of Huntington's Disease

    Huntington’s disease is a genetic disease that effects the brain. It has been known to cause involuntary movements. Huntington’s is a fairly uncommon disease; even though it is a dominant trait. Huntington’s disease affects three out of every seven people worldwide. The disease is one of the many genetic diseases that does not have a cure. People who live with Huntington’s disease lose some of the abilities that other people have, such as driving, swallowing, and writing. Huntington’s disease…

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  • Summary: The Italian Hall Disaster

    If people are greedy with their money they can ruin many families and friends. According to the document, People’s World by John Dick, explains the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet. This was a time of strikes, workers fighting for better pay, shorter work days, safer working conditions, and union recognition. The strikes slowly led to the bulk of the Italian Hall disaster. The disaster killed many and angered many. Most to all of the miners and their families…

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  • Bob Dylan Biography

    that he was an orphan. At the time of his recording contract, he legally changed his surname to Dylan. From that recording contract and on his first album he only released two of his own original songs by the names of Talking New York and Song to Woody however, his album showcased many traditional folk songs and old blues covers such as The Freewillin, Blowing in the wind, A Hard Rain is gonna fall, and Masters of War; a song that Joan Baez sang, in which she eventually took him on tour with her…

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