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Poetry for the iPod generation:
Many young people who would never pick up a poetry book are downloading verse from their computer...
Not "to" their computers?
...or buying odes being read on CD...
Recordings of people reading poetry? New idea!
...then absorbing them while they travel to work or to meet friends.
Oh, those young people.
For some, Byron and Shelley are up there with rappers Eminem or 50 Cent. Far from eroding the love of fine literature, modern technology has brought the Romantic poets to a younger generation who listen to verse as part of an oral tradition – most typically through the lyrical work in rap music.
Gah.
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At 1:14 PM, Blogger cheesemeister replied:

Well...Gauche though the medium may seem, I would much rather have my son listening to the words of Shelley or Keats on the ipod than Eminem or 50 Cent. At least it isn't vile diatribe!
Peace.    



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