TS Eliot vs. Rap

The Telegraph has a quiz in which you try to tell if a particular quote is from TS Eliot’s poetry or rap. I did miss one…

He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity

… but for the most part it really shouldn’t be that hard. The rap lyrics aren’t just really limited in vocabulary, but the metrical structure is really simple.

MC Lars gets it. If you had trouble figuring out which was Eliot and which was rap, Lars is here to school you with a primer on meter.

Now, if the samples had been from nerdcore rappers, I’d probably have happily failed.

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