English 100 - Definition

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Eemeli Isoaho Professor Mallette Definition 11.15.2007 “In many countries around the world — my wife and I have visited about 125 countries — you hear John Lennon's song 'Imagine' used almost equally with national anthems.” said former U.S. president Jimmy Carter about the song Imagine . There is hardly anyone who has not hummed to the lyrics of the song:”Imagine all the people living life in peace… You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.” In fact, in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine voted Imagine as the third greatest song of all time. However, Imagine is not Lennon’s only famous song; as a founding member of the Beatles, he wrote such songs as A Hard Day’s Night or A Day In Life . All of Lennon’s songs portray his unique skills as a songwriter and a musician to compose his own style of songs. His songs have had a greater impact not only on the music industry, but also the world’s politics than anyone else’s, which is why it is essential to know what exactly is John Lennon’s music and how it is different from others. The best way to go about defining John Lennon’s music is to identify the major characteristics that can be seen from a song to another, and what are the primary reasons why his songs are loved by millions and millions of people. The first characteristic that is customary in Lennon’s songs is his ability to put hidden jokes in the songs he writes. For example, in the song Girl Lennon told his fellow band mates, Paul McCartney and George Harrison, the backing vocalists in the song, to sing “tit-tit-tit-tit-tit” instead of “dit-dit-dit-dit-dit.” Nevertheless, when the producer George Martin, who Lennon used to make
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Mallette during the Fall '07 term at Lake Forest.

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