Date of Award
Honors Bachelor of Arts
The purpose of this study is to analyze the use of rhetoric in protest music of the 1960s, using Bob Dylan’s music as a case study. The 1960s was a time of revolution and social change in the United States. Throughout this time, protest music served as an outlet for musicians to voice their support for this change. By conducting a rhetorical analysis, this study assesses the ways in which the tools of classical rhetoric can be applied to the music of this time. The analysis focuses on the rhetorical functions of this music in the context of the protest movements of the 1960s. The study examines the ways in which this music exemplifies elements of classical rhetoric and concludes by examining the impact this music had on the protest movements of the 1960s.
Wilkowski, Colleen, "Use of Rhetoric in 1960's Protest Music: A Case Study of Bob Dylan's Music" (2015). Honors Program Theses. 17.