Jimi Hendrix Essays

Gorilla, My Love Critical Anaysis

The title alludes to a style of musical declamation that hovers between song and ordinary speech; it is used for dialogic and narrative interludes during operas and oratories. The term “recitatif” also once included the now-obsolete meaning, “the tone or rhythm peculiar to any language.” Both of these definitions suggest the story’s episodic nature, how each of the story’s five sections happens in a register that is different from the respective ordinary lives of its two central characters, Roberta and…

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