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On Hip-Hop, A Rhapsody
by Michael JarrettOr else perhaps he may invent
A better than the poet meant,
As learned commentators view
In Homer more than Homer knew.
--Jonathan Swift, “On Poetry: A Rhapsody”
One must be an inventor to read well.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The American Scholar”