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For questions about the non-lyrical parts of music (e.g. instrumentals) and how they relate to the literary aspects of music.

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'meter' vs. 'rhythm': How do their meanings in poetry differ from those in music?

'meter' and 'rhythm' are termed in poetry and music. So what are their parallels? Their differences? Source: Listening to Music (2013 7 ed, but ∃ 8 ed) by Yale Prof. Craig Wright: [p. 463] meter: ...
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What is the relationship between Tagore's poems and his song lyrics?

Rabindranath Tagore composed and wrote the lyrics for approximately 2,200 songs, collectively known as Rabindra Sangeet, "Rabindra music". These songs remain immensely popular in India and ...
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What's the significance of the Duke Ellington concert in Kerouac's On The Road?

Minor spoilers for On the Road follow. At the end of On the Road the narrator, Sal Paradise, is due to attend a Duke Ellington concert with his friend Remi Boncoeur. However, the situation is peculiar....
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How can prose be musical?

Prof. Brooks Landon, U. Iowa, Ph.D. U. Texas at Austin. Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read (Great Courses) (2013). p. 142         ...
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