The revival of the romantic mode in the lyrics of Twenty One Pilots

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Micaela Alexis Hunt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Anthony Cuda

Abstract: Tyler Joseph, the lead singer and songwriter for the band Twenty One Pilots displays similar themes seen in romanticism. Throughout this thesis, I explore his use of the romantic mode in his use of nature, industrialization, individualism, and melancholy as he recalls this era of literature and elevates his writing style. I evaluate how Joseph revives this writing style and makes it his own, similar to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s family resemblances. While Joseph shares similar features to his romantic predecessors and adopts the same attitudes and beliefs, he also adds his own unique style to this mode of writing. I conclude that while artists and musicians like Joseph can serve as pedagogical tools as they relate more to students and their interests, they can also aid in understanding specific modes of writing by connecting them through a literary lens with traditions, attitudes, and beliefs that survive and persist through each society.

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Language: English
Date: 2022
Contemporary, Neo-romanticism, Romantic Mode, Romanticism, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler Joseph
Twenty One Pilots (Musical group)
Joseph, Tyler, $d 1988-
Neoromanticism (Music)
Romanticism in music

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