American folk singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan, won the Nobel Prize in Literature for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition" and Twitter is going off at the news.

Some people, critics and fans alike, are thrilled at the news that the "greatest living poet of our time" has won the esteemed award. Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called Dylan "a great poet in the English speaking tradition" before adding that "for 54 years now he's been at it reinventing himself, constantly creating a new identity." Other fans called him a "master" while one fan said that they are "Not so surprise[d]. He is a great poet of our time."

Others are not reacting quite the same way. One Twitter user wrote, "Congratulations Bob Dylan for the Nobel Literature prize for his lyric: I am a little rolling boy I put myself in a barrel I am Donkey Kong," while another questioned the Nobel Prize's pick as being motivated by publicity.

Meanwhile, the Nobel Prize seems content with their choice, pointing out that Dylan is the "first Nobel Laureate since George Bernhard Shaw to have been awarded both a #NobelPrize and an Oscar." President Obama also seems happy about the choice and took to Twitter to congratulate Dylan, "one of my favorite poets." Check out more of the reactions below.

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