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William Wordsworth re-visited

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As if we needed another link to justify oour use of the internet, what with the incredible amount of internet banking, monster.com job-hunting, google calendaring and flickr photosharing we do, I present today a small but wondrous hip-hop-ified rendition of William Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud“.

Re-interpreted as a short rap as part of a tourist campaign for England’s Lakes District, this ‘music video’ has been making the rounds on the internet for a couple months now. (I resurrect it and send it out to my friends from time to time to ensure they still value their Norton Anthologies of English Literature.) Featuring a rapping squirrel, lots of daffodils, a glass of milk and a really dope backbeat (i think that’s what the kids still call it), this link is sure to perk up your late afternoon doldrums in your offices and cubicles.

Do you have any other web-based off-the-wall interpretations of literature to share? Sound and full-motion are desired, but any links will be accepted – it would be nice to see what else the internet has in store for literature hounds like us.

(The actual website is found at http://www.golakes.co.uk/wordsworthrap/)

William Wordsworth is commodified.
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Written by mitchellirons

August 25, 2007 at 1:17 pm

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  1. Well done, great blog and great posts!!!


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