Word of the Week: Doggerel

BookCoverPoeticsofAmericanSongLyricsAs in: “Yet hip-hop suggests that doggerel achieves a surprising flexibility, ranging from comic to serious, delicate to vulgar” (Caplan, 2012, p.22).

Caplan, D. (2012). Reduced to rhyme: On contemporary doggerel. In C. Pence (Ed.), The poetics of American song lyrics (pp.6-25). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

  • For definitions of doggerel, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.



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