Pop star's lyrics compared by Cambridge students to Sir Walter Raleigh's





Cambridge University students have been asked to compare the lyrics of the pop star Amy Winehouse with the poetry of Sir Walter Ralegh in a final year exam paper.

Those taking the Practical Criticism paper were given a sheet containing the singer's words to her single Love is a Losing Game and asked to contrast them with a work by the 16th century poet and explorer.

Winehouse's song, which last week won her a songwriting prize at the Ivor Novello awards, includes the lines: "Why do I wish I never played/Oh, what a mess we made/And now the final frame/Love is a losing game."



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