Analysis Of Absence Of Love

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Addressing Violence as Absence of Love by the Black Eyed Peas There is no such thing as being perfect, I can tell you that. But there are many instances or situations where we know we can make things better, make a change in the world one step at a time. As shown in the song “Where is the Love” by Black Eyed Peas, social issues like violence, racism, and terrorism can only be changed with the use of love. Violence. Racism. Terrorism. All these are implications to what separates people from being in harmony with one another. Each issue emerging from a more central idea called absence of love. The outcome of them? Exclusion, prejudice, hypocrisy, lack of values and much more. The Black Eyed Peas use figuratively tools such as repetition, similes, and reotherical questioning to enforce the thesis of the song, ‘Where is the Love”. The verse “Where is the love” is an example of repetition and it is carried from start to end. Along with similes like “Yo people living like they ain’t got no mommas”, they combine well together to create the strong emotion of hope throughout the song. That is, having that constant reminder that love exists. Along with the speaker, someone that has love. Comparing himself to those that do not and act strangely because of it. Another tool that enforces the main idea of the song is the use of rhetorical questions like, “Can you practice what you preach? Would you turn the other cheek?” This type of tool
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