It appeals to the emotions through the writs, which discuss the young soldiers feelings as they are being forced in to war among other things. Bob Dylan message appeals to logic because it explains the deaths that war causes and how the government forces war upon the people. Bob Dylan is an extremely famous singer so this message means a lot more coming from him than it would from anyone else. He has won multiple Grammas and is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ultimately through Bob Dylan use of rhetorical devices, think that he is successful in delivering his anti war message to his generation and all of those that come after.
After reading my peer review I made several changes to the paper. I realized that my conclusion was inadequate and added a completely new paragraph to compensate. I also tried to make the thesis statement more clear as suggested. I was also advised to add more about other rhetorical devices besides pathos, logos, and ethos. I included more about the tone Dylan uses in his lyrics, and also a few sentences about genre and the language used by him. Found connections to the article we read in class called “The Sticky Embrace of Beauty’ by Anne Francis Haycocks.
I think that the criticisms of my paper were well deserved and fixed what was mentioned in the peer review. This project allowed me to analyze something that actually enjoy, which is rare. Learned a great deal about Bob Dylan while doing this project and that is always interesting. I also learned a lot about how to analyze all types of text and video, and not just a written article. Think it is good that this project has us branch away from the everyday monotony of reading pages in a book and analyzing it. For my revision of project 2 the first thing I did was incorporate a relevant title and used a proper heading.
I also altered my thesis so it applies more to the rhetorical analysis. I did not make a claim in the introduction that is not supported this time. I also explained why it is clear that Bob Dylan feels so strongly about the song. I also tried to connect my thesis more to the rhetorical analysis by saying that the song is only relevant today because of its use of pathos, ethos, logos, and other rhetorical devices. I also added a few words before the quotes to set them up rather than just placing them in the paper.
I also tried to fix where I put the periods in the quotes when citing. Elaborated more on how Dylan uses logos to appeal to people in the song. I also made it clear that Bob Dylan is the singer and songwriter of”Masters of War”. Explained the references in the lyrics of the song, for example I explained who Judas was. I explained my references to pathos, ethos, and logos and used the actual word instead of logic or emotion. I explained more of my quotes instead of just putting it in there and expecting the reader to understand.
I attempted to remove some of the bias towards Bob Dylan in my paper and also tried to remove the parts that were solely based on opinion. Writing and Rhetoric 1 The Message of Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is considered to be one of the most successful and influential cording artists in history. He has been nominated for 39 awards and has won 11 of them (including two Grammas, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar). Starting out as a folk singer, he told many stories and was not afraid to express his views on the world at large.
Perhaps his most famous of protest songs, ‘Masters Of Wad, Dylan speaks out against a corrupt and over demanding government and their agenda on war. Written during the period of the Cold War, Dylan appealed to the public with a passive take on war and his condemnation of the men who makes these decisions. Bob Dylan is the singer and songwriter of “Masters of War”. Bob Dylan wrote a song that talks about how the government forces war upon the people, how it appeals to our sympathy for the young soldiers forced to fight, and is still relevant today as an anti-war message and due to the credibility of Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan message is still relevant today through the use of pathos logos and ethos in his song. In this song it is clear that Bob Dylan feels very strongly about this subject by the harshness of the words in his song. Dylan is also a writer, sculptor, and an overall artistic person, but this song is a testament to the opinion that his USIA is how he delivers his message the best. That has always been the genre through which people in Bob Dylan discourse communicate. A discourse, as defined by James Paul Gee, is a group members “shared way of being in the world”(Gee p. 84). The tone Dylan uses in his lyrics is an extremely angry one and that is shown throughout the lyrics of the song. When asked about his song Dylan said, “I’ve never written anything like that before. I don’t sing songs which hope people will die, but I couldn’t help it with this one. The song is a sort of striking out… A feeling of what can you p. ) These are the thoughts of Bob Dylan on his song, ‘Masters of War. It seems as if he is attacking the decisions of the people that start wars. Dylan takes a logical appeal on the leaders he is speaking about in his song.
He speaks about how the people fight their wars for them, “You fasten all the triggers/For the others to firemen you set back and watch/When the death count gets higher”(Dying, lines 25-28), and how they are traitors to society, “Like Judas of old/You lie and deceive/A world war can be won/You want me to believe. “(Lines 17-20) His comparison, to one of the most notable orators in history, appeals directly to many of the people in his audience whether they are religious or against fighting wars.
The traitor reference is in regards to Judas, the one who is said to have betrayed Jesus in the bible. Restricted to only a four-minute song, it is hard to tell the effect his message had on people and in bib Dylan own words, “Songs can’t save the world. “(Landau p. L) He is limited by only what he can say, but his writing paints a picture that is very clear for people to understand, by taking a prominent stance against war and speaking out against the government.
Dylan reasons with his audience by showing them how much war and the government influence them, by looking at the American people as pieces of a chess game than as human beings, “You play with my world/Like ifs your little toy” (Lines 1 1-12). He brings up that his critics might not accept his ideas, “How much do I know/To talk out of turn/You might say that I’m young/You might say I’m unlearned”(Lines 48-51) but he dismisses these thoughts by assuring his audience that anyone can see through the lies of the government.
The logical appeal Dylan makes is convincing and makes a very direct point about his position on war. In ‘Masters of War’ Dylan makes an appeal to the pathos of his audience about the negative effects of war and violence. Towards the beginning of his song Dylan talks about being in the position of a soldier, “You put a gun in my hand/And you hide from my eyes/And you turn and run farther/When the fast bullets fly'(Line 13-16). He makes the listener feel what it is like to be sent off to war by men that hide behind the position they hold.
Dylan speaks angrily and has monotonous tone throughout the song keeping the intensity of his words ringing in the ears of his audience and in the words of critic Andy Gill, ‘A torrent of plain speaking pitched at a level that even the objects of its bile might understand p. 5). From this quote from Andy Gill we can really see how the song effects the emotions of people. He sees the people that make the decisions about war as cowards and considers them guilty for the deaths of youth in war, “You hide in your mansion/As young people’s blood/ Flows out of their bodies/And is buried in the mud. (Line 36-39) His words stir up anger and sadness in the listeners and he makes them sympathize with his view, due to the strength of his words. Throughout the song he is logical UT with stinging words as well, but in the end of his song he goes as far as to very much hope for the death of these people: “And I hope that you die And your that’ll come soon I will follow your casket In the pale afternoon And I’ll watch while you’re lowered Down to your deathbed And I’ll stand o’er your grave ‘TTL I’m sure that you’re dead. (Line 58-64) It is the only part of the song where Dylan most likely loses the sympathy of the listener. It is a clear examples of pathos and I can understand why Dylan would feel this way and I can also see why it may be a bit disturbing for others to hear. It goes against his message of non-violence and sets him apart from a good amount of his audience. Yet, there is still a sense that it is rage from the loss of the lives in unnecessary wars. It shows the pain and bitterness that violence truly leaves behind and depicts broken people hoping for the worst of their enemies.
The emotional appeal Dylan makes shows that this is truly his most hostile of songs, and that this is a topic he feels very strongly about himself. I analyzed this article by using much of what I learned while reading “The Sticky Embrace of Beauty” by Anne Francis Haycocks. In her article I earned the 4 design principals. Although Haycocks wrote her article to analyze a picture advertisement, the same principals can be applied here. Bob Dylan song is almost like an advertisement for peace. The four principals are contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity (Haycocks, 378).
Dylan does not apply contrast much in his lyrics, but the tone and lyrics Of the song are so different from his normal happy songs that it creates a contrast between this song and all his others. I believe that because this song was so different from his others that it caused more people to discuss it and listen to it. Dylan uses is most important words in the chorus because that is the part of the song that will be repeated throughout the song. Feel that alignment does not really hold much meaning to a song because there is nothing visual to align. Dylan places words that have similar meanings close together.
For example, towards the end of the song it begins to get even darker than it was in the beginning. The last two verses are all discussing death and they lead up how he wishes for the person to die. Bob Dylan is a very recognizable name in music. His influence on music changed the course of popular culture. When this song was released on the album ‘The Freewheeling’ Bob Dylan’ in 1963, Bob Dylan was only known as a folk singer with one album that was received with fair reviews. ‘Freewheeling’ is the album that rocketed Bob Dylan to instant fame and is widely known as one of the most influential albums of all-time.
It transformed Dylan into the voice of his generation. This album is what gave Dylan the credibility he has had throughout his career. Songs like, ‘Masters of War’, ‘Blowing’ in the Wind’, A Hard Rain’s a-Goanna Fall’, ‘Girl From the North Country, and ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right’ are still considered some of his best and gave Dylan the authority to preach his views to his audience. Dylan is often referred to as the “Shakespeare” of song writing and at the age of 72 was being considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Dylan created an image for himself that turned him into a rallying point in the early ass’s for many people, especially the youths who were being taken advantage of by the leaders of our country. In the words of Jon Landau, “Bob Dylan was the source of pop music’s unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an p. ), he is listened to more than for entertainment, because he informs his audience and speaks eloquently while not losing the emotional connection he has with them.
He attracts people of any generation and his message is taken into account with all of them. His protest songs are rallying cries for peace and equality, and have been quoted by many to voice an opinion about these topics. Bob Dylan disagrees with how he is viewed and describes it best when he said, “If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself. ” (Landau p. 3) Bob Dylan; the name resonates with so many people, and his work has been n integral part of our culture. ‘Masters of War is his most vicious but perhaps the most rousing of all his protest songs.