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I Count a Star

Posted on 2007.03.29 at 14:21

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sylvanwitch
sylvanwitch at 2008-01-06 04:48 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, hells, yeah!

Where Dean's love poem to Sam is elegant, based on a form that would be unfamiliar to his tongue, this is pure and simple Dean, coming as it does through not only a long tradition of love ballad tropes but also, as those are translated years and miles later, to *power* ballad tropes, mixed, of course, with blues and a little soulful country of the classic variety, the kind that inspired Southern Fried Rock, which Dean likes a lot (hence his attraction to CCR). What I love is that you blend not only the traditions of good ol' classic rock 'n' roll (with its blues forbears, of course) but also the conventions of the ballad of the lost love, which inevitably ends with something epitaphic. This is just beauthifully wrought. Amazing! Amazing! *applauds*
Corvus Imbrifer
corvus_imbrifer at 2008-01-08 01:51 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder what Dean would say about being lauded in a classical Shakespearean sonnet. I'm gratified that something emotional came through, I was just worried about getting the scansion right. I would credit Ackles and the show for doing most of the work: the underpainting shows through whatever we dabblers do over it.

Thanks!
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