Have you ever lost someone, or felt like you’ve lost part of yourself? Death is inevitable, and it is likely that we’ve all experienced some form of it. The poems I will be talking about today are On a Portrait of a Deaf Man by Sir John Betjeman and Casehistory: Alison (head injury) by Ursula Askham Fanthorpe. Both of which contain themes of loss and death.
Song lyrics are equal in poetic value and have evolved with the use of poetic devices and storylines. Many may argue that poetry may offer more of an insight artistically, but songs can be equal, if not more artistic than some poetry. In comparison to one another, their writing styles are often very similar between the lyrics and words developed. The song Losin’ Control by Russ and the poem Trust Issues by Undefined are equal in artistic and poetic value because they both have profuse uses of similes, rhyme, and narrative.
Look at the Genius Annotations for your song. You can do this through the official website (even if you can’t access Rap Genius). Find at least three interesting annotations for your song. Look for historical contexts and hip hop references. Can you use them in your presentation?
Songs are unique because not only are they poems, but they are musical, so they express much more emotion. Scotty McCreery’s song, “Five More Minutes,” is a great example of how metaphorical and sentimental a simple song can be. The song covers mundane events in the singer’s life, as well as impactful events, and relates them back to the same message; time goes by quickly, so cherish everything you have at the moment. Scotty McCreery recounts personal events, uses unique dialect, repeats key phrases, and uses metaphors to wonderfully convey the tone and message of his song. Most importantly, the artist connects with the audience on a personal level, which is unique and allows him to write in a simplistic manner.
Frank Ocean once said, “When you 're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you 're sad, you understand the lyrics.” Why does one have to be sad to “understand the lyrics”? Evaluating a song and being given the ability to relate enhances one’s respect for the composer. For example, when one first listens to “Danny’s Song” by Kenny Loggins, they probably believe the song is about love, however, once a person analyzes the lyrics the realize that the song is actually a story of a couple who are having a baby boy. Their story shows how in times of financial problems, family and love stands strong. Kenny Loggins wrote this song as a gift to his brother, Danny.
Often times when Mark Twain talks about Sunday school or church in generals in the book Tom Sawyer he uses satire to explain some things in the book. When we hear about Sunday school or church we are often made to think of it as a funny or joking situation.
The music video for “I Wanna Get Better” by Bleachers depicts a man whose girlfriend just broke up with him, which helps him to realize that he does not like who is at this point in his life. He then decides to improve himself and become a better person. While showing his progression, the video also shows the use of multiple different rhetorical terms, including irony, arrangement, and parallelism. These terms are used to tell the story of how the main character came to be in the position where he needed to change and how he realized that it was time for this to happen.
“Dear Mama” by Tupac is a tribute song to Tupac’s mother. The song depicts Tupac’s love for his mother and his gratitude for her work and mother ship throughout his childhood. She raised him from poverty, crack addiction, and many other circumstances brought on by the world that formed Tupac Shakur and Dear Mama. The reason I love this song because Tupac addressed his mother with brutal honesty, forgiving her for abandoning him and thanking her for raising him. “Even though you was a crack fiend, mama/ You always was a black queen, mama, “he rapped. Tupac was out to make the world the world a better place, but died before he could make any difference. If anything, he was intelligent. This is why I admire Tupac’s songs; Other songs that I
Is love a cliche or simply great, is it something to dread or a once in a lifetime find? “One Perfect Rose” by Dorothy Parker and “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning state different viewpoints on the topic of love. From the rhyming schemes to the meter as well as the meaning behind the poems they are similar as well as different.
are all great examples of repetitive lines being used in this poem in order to to emphasize a relaxed, yet depressing mood. It is also a free verse poem with an inconsistent rhyme scheme and meter, making the poem sound a lot like natural speech. However, Hughes adds hints of rhyme here and there throughout
Poetry is a piece of literature where the author shares his ideas of a subject or person. He is attempting to allow the reader an understanding of his feelings regarding this subject. Most of the time poetry can be very pleasing to the ear; however, at times it can be written in a manner that is odd. Some poetry is written in a way that the reader can “hear”, “feel”, “see” or “taste” elements in the poem. Some poems may rhyme while others may not need to in order to convey the message. Some poems may have a strict structural form while others may not. The writer can incorporate one of many poetic devices into his work to relay his message to the reader. Examples analyzed today include poetic sound, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, meter, and verse.
He uses many literary elements that include, rhyming, rhyme scheme, and end rhyme. His poems are also not light hearted and funny but are about more serious matters. In his poem “Toast to Dayton” every other line rhymes. For example in “Toast to Dayton” passion rhymes with fashion which is two lines below it, and know rhymes with flow, and flow is two lines below know. In “The Debt” each line rhymes with the next line making every two lines a couplet. In Dunbar’s poem “Sympathy” there is end rhyme present but no real rhyme scheme. Those are some of the rhythmic elements Dunbar uses in his writing.
“Cardboard Castles” explains the happiness and dreams that George Watsky holds. There’s metaphors throughout the song that describe how he handles life. ‘I'm still dreaming after all these years, means he is always trying to accomplish his dreams. He strongly believes that violence isn't the answer. The quote ‘What would I gain if I took it to court’, supports my statement. Another quote, “But I built my perfect nest, and it's ‘bout to fall apart again and again and then i just make it twice as high” shows his optimism and how failure won't stop him from accomplishing his goals. Most of the metaphors and lyrics were meant to show Watsky's personality- the theme of the song. Some of the quotes represent optimism or a will to succeed. A different
David Bowie was a rock legend, but he was also a Buddhist. He died of cancer this last wee just one year short of his 70th birthday. According to PageSix, Bowie 's will read, "I direct that my executors shall arrange for my remains to be taken to the country of Bali and to be cremated there in accordance with the Buddhist rituals of Bali. If that is not practical, then I direct that my executors shall arrange for my remains to be cremated and my ashes scattered in Bali."
Richard Wilbur uses the rhyme scheme aabcbc throughout his entire poem in order to follow the structure of a poem but also to convey the idea that there are two different aspects always taken when speaking about death. Wilbur uses rhyme scheme in the last two words of his