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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Analysis

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What would you prefer a big unfulfilling Christmas or a small and joyful holiday with friends and family? The author Hugh Martin of the song “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” did a great job on demonstrating the the theme in every verse. The theme of the song is that you do not need a big Christmas to enjoy the holidays, that family and friend are what Christmas is about. This analysis will show the poetic devices used to carry the theme. The poetic devices that were used were repetition,imagery and Metaphor. The theme of the story is being sent sent through a poetic device called repetition. The Theme of the story is that a big holiday celebration party is not what the holidays are about, that having a small and joyful reunion with your family and friends is what is really important. The first repetition that you hear in the song is(1;4)”Have…show more content…
The second evidence of metaphor that was used was (1;4)”Make the yuletide gay.” The word yuletide is another word for christmas, so what this verse means is to make Christmas happy, that you should be so happy of spending a memorable reunion with your family that everybody else should feel it in the holiday season. The last metaphor used to deploy the theme was (3;2) “Here we are as in the olden days.” This verse was meant to show the childhood experiences that he had as a child having dinner with family having a great time and reliving those experiences right
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