Bob Dylan Poetry Assignment: Make a list of the works to the author, write about their life, analyse one of their works, write about the themes they use and distinctive qualities of the works.

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1. I have read and listened the following poems/songs by Bob Dylan:

Mr. tambourine man.

Let's Stick Together

When did you leave heaven?

Sally Sue Brown

Death Is Not the End

Had a Dream About You, Baby

Ugliest Girl in the World


Ninety Miles an Hour (Down a Dead End Street)


Rank Strangers (To Me)

Things Have Changed

Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, A

It Ain't Me Babe

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Positively 4th Street

Highway 61 Revisited

Rainy Day Women #12 And #35

2. Bob Dylan's life.

Bob Dylan was born in 1941 to the name of Robert Zimmerman. He was born and he grew up in Minnesota. At the age of six he had learned how to play guitar, piano and the harmonica. He formed a rock n roll band while in high school however they broke up in 1959 after graduation. Robert Zimmerman went to University of Minnesota to study arts.

While in college he began preforming folk songs at coffee houses under the name Bob Dylan. He got the name Dylan from his favourite poet Dylan Thomas. Bob Dylan got his big break in 1962 when the New York Times gave his show a shinning review. In 1965 bob started to change his style so it was electric rock and not folk as he had preformed previously. In 1966 bob realised his 7th album "blond on blond" witch sold over 10,000,000 copies. In 1967 Bob Dylan came back from a near tragic motorbike accident with a new country rock album that became number 2 on the charts. In 1970 with a release of a new album his sound was becoming old and the album got bad reviews but in '71 he put out a new album and his popularity was restored. In 1974 bob released...