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by teresaq
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Re: Dissertation

Well, I got the MA - a Merit. But I have not stopped analysing the lyrics. Fascinating, and not always what you think.
by teresaq
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Re: Dissertation

The other pattern, which has been staring me in the face for ages is that its not what he says, its the way that he says it. There is no significant difference in the content words he uses (like 'pillow' or 'violin'). The difference between him and other popular songs is in the way the language is s...
by teresaq
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Re: Dissertation

I haven't posted for a while because I have been working really hard at analysing the lyrics. I keep looking for patterns - in his use of nouns, verbs and words like 'and' and 'the. He uses those two words far more than do other popular songs I have compared him with, so they are significant. For we...
by teresaq
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Re: Dissertation

Thanks for the warning. I know that for a lot of people these songs are very personal and have special meaning. The aspect I will be looking at is the portrayal of the first person narrator. When he says 'I' or 'We', who is he describing? These are mini works of fiction and the 'speaker' is not L. C...
by teresaq
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Re: Dissertation

26,038 words. That's how long the combined lyrics of the studio albums are. I had to edit the lyrics to include all the repeated sections, as mostly they were shown as '...' but now I have a version with them there, in full, for analysis. The interesting analysis start here.
by teresaq
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 7171

Dissertation

I've just got approval to analyse the words of LC's songs for my English Language MA dissertation. This is so exciting!! And we have tickets for the Manchester concert! http://studentat60.blogspot.co.uk/ :D

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