Date of Award
Master of Arts
Up to the actual point of writing this preface, I have never given much deep thought as to the difference between writing song lyrics and poetry. I have actually been asked about this difference several times and, as I look back, I think it somewhat curious that I have always answered very matter-of-factly that writing songs is easier than writing poetry. As I now scrutinize my answer, I find that I still agree with it. Song writing (for me anyway) is easier, and I think this difference has to do with the contrasting functions of these art forms.
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Del Vaughn Schmidt
Vaugh Schmidt, Del, "Waitin' for the blow (a collection of poems and songs)" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 204.