论鲍勃迪伦早期诗歌中的忧郁意象 The Melancholy Images in Bob Dylan’s Early Poetry毕业论文
In 2016, Bob Dylan, a famous American folk artist, won the Nobel Prize for Literature and became the first composer to win the prize. The Committee commended him for “creating new poetry expressions in the great American song tradition”. His lyrics and works are full of poetry and philosophy, and integrate his global concerns into music in the form of poetry, thus expressing his strong feelings. Based on Bob Dylan’s early poems and from the perspective of poetic imagery, this paper divides and collates the melancholy imagery contained in his early poems according to different emotions and themes, analyzes the implied artistic conception and implicature, combines Bob Dylan’s personal experience to analyze his inner self-contradiction and social reflection, and to analyzes his thoughts and propositions on civil rights, war, freedom and racism from his poems, thus excavating the significance of Bob Dylan’s influence on the European and American society in the last century, as well as the guiding value to the hesitant people.
Key Words: Bob Dylan；Early poetry；Melancholy image
1 Introduction 1
2 Literature Review 3
2.1 Researches on Bob Dylan and his Poems in China and Abroad 3
2.2 Melancholy Images Analysis Theory 7
3 The Source of Melancholy Images in Bob Dylan’s Early Poetry 10
3.1 Personal Emotion 10
3.2 Political Choice 11
4 The Melancholy Images in Bob Dylan’s Early Poetry 12
4.1 The theme of resistance in Poetry 13
4.2 The Abstract Warning of Folk Ballads 17
4.3 The Theme of Love and Religion in Poetry 19
5 The Research Value and Social Impact of Bob Dylan’s Poetry 23
5.1 Research Value 23
5.2 Social Impact 24
6 Conclusion 25
6.1 Implication 25
6.2 Limitation and Further Research 25
The Melancholy Images in Bob Dylan’s Early Poetry
Bob Dylan, formerly known as Robert Alan Zimmerman, was born in May 24, 1941 in Minnesota, USA. He is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and letters, a famous rock and ballad singer in the United States. In 1930s, in the late second world war and the Great Depression of the United States, Bob Dylan was born in a middle class Jewish family. His parents were descendants of early American Jewish immigrants in Eastern Europe and deeply influenced by their music-loving family. It was in such a strong musical atmosphere that Bob Dylan showed a distinctive musical talent from childhood. After trying to learn piano, Sax, trombone and other musical instruments, Bob Dylan finally chose to learn guitar. This choice laid the foundation for him to become a ballad singer in the future.
The artists Bob liked tended to write and sing songs with more serious themes, and they often interpret very grand themes. Bob Dylan was influenced by Hank Williams in adolescence. Although Williams’ voice was not unique and beautiful, there was a belief in Bob Dylan’s eyes. His sad songs deeply touched Bob’s heart. The sad lyrics prompted Bob to think repeatedly. When Bob was a teenager, he often talked with friends like Howard about such serious topics as war and human morality. Bob was rebellious and independent in adolescence, and was influenced by Dylan Thomas to name him Bob Dylan. He never stopped writing poems, and he also has an extraordinary mature taste in literature and enjoys reading.