Yesterday we were introduced to even more literary terms, and we spent some time giving examples of each. I brought up the song "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan for its laundry list of allusions to other works, and I've decided to put that list together for your viewing pleasure.
-Cain and Abel
-Hunchback of Notre Dame
-Phantom of the Opera
Two lines were also lifted from a Jack Kerouac novel, "Desolation Angels":
-perfect image of a priest
-her sin is her lifelessness
I was originally gonna give my two cents on the song's meaning, but then I realized how bored I am with my own interpretations of things. Y'ever notice how after awhile, all of your opinions become really one-sided, just for the simple fact that you have your general views so deeply etched into your mind? So I beg of you, fellow College Lit students, to read through this song and leave a comment with your take on the song's meaning.
8 years ago