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What is the message that an artist is trying to send when they write or sing a country song? Though some country songs seem to be filled with lyrics about girls, alcohol, and trucks, many deliver words that suggest a more free and truthful way of life. Although songs of all genres can be pointless and dumb, many artists portray their transcendentalist thoughts through their music. Ideas such as self-reliance, importance of nature, and nonconformity have unceasingly continued to appear in the lyrics of many Country songs and can be identified in hits including “Wide Open Spaces” by Dixie Chicks, “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack, and “Real Live Woman” by Trisha Yearwood.
A pair of song that has mentioned above includes the two super hits from the first half of the 20th century. “Blue yodel” is series of thirteen different songs that were written and composed by the Jimmie Rodger in from 1927 to 1933. The first song of the blue yodel series was “T for Texas” that had gave rise to the music history with the vibrant vocal sounds as a part of almost every type of composition. While the second song is “black snake moan” was for the second time recorded by the Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1927 portraying a complaining attitude of singer in a short conversational way.
In the movie Remember the Titans, Coach Boone states, that his players need to be unified together as a team, instead of being separated because of the color of their skin. He does this by using allusion, diction, and a rhetorical question.
As the fireworks explode in the night sky to celebrate Independence Day, “Born in the U.S.A.” by Bruce Springsteen plays loudly for the audience to hear. As the men, women, and children bellow out the chorus proudly, they never seem to grasp its intended meaning. By studying the appeals and irony used in Springsteen’s lyrics, it is easy to see how Springsteen’s message of the poor treatment of Vietnam War veterans is misconstrued by millions of listeners into American pride. Springsteen’s intended audience is a group made up of mainly white, blue collar Americans- a group not likely to accept criticism of America. Through unclear lyrics and a poorly selected audience, Springsteen’s hit “Born in the U.S.A.” is a rhetorical failure.
Starr and Waterman note that “the use of encoded, or hidden, meaning in the blues has its roots in many earlier genres of African American music.” These coded messages often take the form of referencing local landmarks (i.e., “where the southern cross the dog”) and sexual references (i.e., “That Black Snake Moan”). How do these traditions continue to impact popular music? Starr and Waterman note “songs of slaves could embody secret messages that were impossible to state directly in the presence of the masters or overseers.” Why might coded references be used in contemporary music? In which genres do you think this technique is most prevalent? Cite some specific examples of coded messages in contemporary music that reference this
In today`s culture, there are stereotypes in every setting, especially music. Stereotypes are ideas or images of something of what it is supposed to be depending the current culture. Music is everywhere and some people believe that the music we listen to, define who we are. This could be true but it is also unfair to assume we know somebody based on the music they are associated with. You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience.
Jimi Hendrix, probably one of the greatest guitarists of all time, in 1968 covered "All along the watchtower," a song originally written and performed a few months earlier by Bob Dylan. Even though Hendrix 's admiration for Dylan 's work was well known , his choice to cover a song belonging to a completely different music genre is emblematic. So why did Hendrix decide to cover Bob Dylan 's "All along the watchtower?" In this paper, I will argue that Hendrix 's cover of Dylan 's "All along the watchtower," thanks to its lyrics and sound dynamic, optimally conveys his anti-war and anti-violence beliefs.
The method of approach that I chose for this artifact is Cluster Criticism. As stated in Rhetorical Criticism:Exploration and Practice, Cluster Criticism is “the meanings that key symbols have for a rhetor are discovered by charting the symbols that cluster around those key symbolism an artifact.” A cluster analysis provides a survey or blueprint of the rhetor’s mind in which results in giving us insights into the meanings of key terms and thus a worldview of the rhetor, even the rhetor may not know.
In everyone's life, at some point in time, there exists a certain, natural craving for something. The longing can only be described as the desire for something more, or perhaps the desire for an adventure. Bruce Springsteen undoubtedly was either at a point like this in his life, or at least had this in mind, when he wrote the song Thunder Road. This is a song that first reads like a scenario playing out between him and a young woman named Mary. Upon listening and analyzing further, however, one will find that this song has a hidden meaning to which everyone can relate.
The song briefly captures the remorse John Newton felt for his role in the slave trade. John Newton was a former slave ship captain. After his conversion to Catholicism, he realized the injustice that slavery was and joined the abolitionist movement. His internal thoughts are reflected in the song. Newton felt that it was “Amazing Grace” that saved him. He felt that he “was blind, but now, I see”. He expresses that it was religion and God that truly saved his soul.
The reading “Popular music and the civil war” explained the heavy influence that music had leading up to and during the civil war. Music was used to express the way Americans, those in the north or south, were feeling during this time. Through their lyrics, writers and singers were able to convey their feelings on topics such as being separated from loved ones, losing someone, patriotism for the confederates or the union, and anything else that related to war time. Many of these songs appealed to the Americans because they could easily relate to what the lyrics were saying. Therefore, songs were being greatly produced during this time because people were purchasing the music, whether that was by going to see the performance of it, or buying
White Fragility is a term coined by Dr. Robin DiAngelo meaning “a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves.” DiAngelo believes white people in North America live in a social environment that insulates them from race-based stress, due to their privilege as part of the cultural majority. The idea of white fragility entails that members of the Caucasian race do not struggle as much as minorities and, through their ignorance, they believe they understand and can relate to the struggles minorities endure on a daily basis. Director Jordan Peele demonstrates this concept of white fragility through his thriller suspense film, Get Out. This film to transports the viewer to the perspective of the white dominance in America towards minorities and how powerful their role of control is in the U.S. Through projecting some of his own fears, Peele approach this horrifying reality through dark plot twists and comedic satire.
Harriet tubman played a very important role in slavery. She had a major role by helping free slaves she was the conductor of the underground railroad which was used to help free slaves she was also very caring by helping create fundraisers for slaves without shelter or food.Harriet Tubman has made a difference in many people 's lives, not only by freeing slaves.Born a slave in Dorchester County, Maryland, Harriet Tubman was beaten and whipped by most of her masters as a child. One time she suffered a traumatic head wound when a slave owner threw a heavy metal weight that was supposed to hit another slave but hit her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia, which occurred throughout her life. Harriet Tubman was a Christian and experienced strange visions and vivid dreams, which she said was from God.Harriet Tubman is one of the most
They are different as Cash’s version is more of a feeling of regret while Reznor’s version is sadness. Both songs are similar as they actually express the singers’ feelings and that they are both hurt by something. Both songs are actually conveying their life experiences to listener. My interpretation for Reznor’s version is that he is singing the song based on one of his sad experiences in life be it his heartbreak or drug addiction while Cash is singing his whole life experiences- the sadness, the regret and the happiness that he had lost. When I listened to reznor’s version, images of people sitting alone in the darkness crying while Cash’s version makes me think of elderly sitting on a rocking chair staring at the door, waiting for their