Or so says Yoko Ono.

“I didn’t know that John was so good and unique – not just unique, but the classical diction,” she said. “His diction was so perfect in a way that just that alone impresses you. It’s almost like listening to a very professional actor doing Shakespeare. And of course you know the language is not Shakespeare, but I felt John was the Shakespeare of our age.”

Yes, Lennon had good diction. And he was quite the poet. But not to take anything away from him as an artist … it takes more than diction to be comparable to Shakespeare. That’s why we all cringed when Sarah Palin compared herself to Shakespeare. I mean, come on.