Analyze the song “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley. What impact does literature have on effecting change in society? Keeping in mind that musical lyrics are a form of literature, respond to this question using the song.

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Bob Marley and Peter Tosh wrote the lyrics to "Get Up, Stand Up" in 1973. It is said that seeing the poverty that afflicted Haitians inspired Marley's contributions to the song. The early 1970s continued the protest song era that began in the 1960s, and "Get Up, Stand Up" is an anthem that promotes the idea of self-empowerment. What is implied by the words "get up" is that there are people who have been put down or under the control of others. To exhort...

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