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There are a lot of different themes that Bo Burnham touches on in Egghead, some serious, egghdad less than serious to put it mildly. His poems range from deeply profound meditations on death, to complete absurdity. Many times he blends the absurd with the profound, and I found myself laughing but I was not really sure why.
Death, love, absurd word play, and the illustrations. Death seems to be the over arching theme of Egghead. Almost every poem could speak to this theme of death, or more specifically, the fleeting nature of life.
This approach to the subject of death is always a clever one. Hitting the reader over the head with talk of death can be jarring, and ultimately boring. This poem also demonstrates another, almost equally important theme that runs through the book, love. In Egghead, Bo Burnham talks extensively about love, sex, relationships, and all that other crap that comes with human relationships. One could almost make the argument that Bo is subtly implying that the relationship is what led to the inevitable death of the subjects.
This was by far the sweetest poem to come from Egghead. I love the way that he was able to take what seems to be a negative characteristic, his cynicism, and turn it around to an incredible compliment.
Egghea poem captures the bbo of love that Bo was trying to display in this book. It can show itself in as many different ways as there are people in love. This poem illustrates that perfectly, and subtly.
The drawing on the opposite page sealed the whole scene entirely too. It makes the reader feel as though this poem came from a real event in life, and this image lends itself to that idea. The concept that flavors this poem is one that is easy to grasp on the surface. A monster that eats words? It is not until you chew into the poem a little deeper that the meaning becomes blurred and soured. This interpretation could speak to the way Bo sees egghrad fame.
Perhaps, burnjam fans, the press, etc. It brings this poem to a much deeper place. Or maybe he intended to be a silly, concept poem?
Egghead by Bo Burnham: A review – MTE
I could be reading to deeply into it. But having that specific quality of possible complexity balanced against absurdity for it own sake, is what I find so compelling about Egghead. I was truly blown away by the illustrations that populate this book. It is not that they are overly intricate or mind blowing in their beauty, but the fact that they perfectly match the sentiment of the poems they are for.
Chance Bone was the illustrator, and if I were to have one criticism of the book, I would say that his credit is not featured prominently enough. Not that I think that he was slighted though, only that bjrnham should have slapped a John Hancock style signature on a few drawings.
This is a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it to anyone wgghead loves poems or poetry. It is not without flaw though.
Egghead by Bo Burnham: A review
Some of the poems are a bit on the short side. For fans of Bo Burnham, he has delivered yet again with Egghead, and for the world at large he has shown that he is much more than a funny kid who makes silly youtube videos. Bo Burnham has proven with Egghead that he is commentator of our time.
Insightful, witty, and poignant, Bo is a fierce critic of the modernity we now live in, and I for one am excited to see what he will produce in the future.
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Themes There are a lot of different themes that Bo Burnham touches on in Egghead, some serious, some less than serious to put it mildly. Death Death seems to be the over arching theme of Egghead. Love In Egghead, Bo Burnham talks extensively about love, sex, relationships, and all that other crap that comes with human relationships. The Artwork I was truly blown away by the illustrations burham populate this book.
They serve as perfect accents when they need to be, yet they are the focal points as well. Conclusions This is a fantastic book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves poems or poetry. Carter Check out more of my awesome writing here!
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