Lorde Analysis Essay

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“Royals” The overall theme of “Royals” by Lorde is confidence and rebelling against modern trends. In the song she tells of popular trends that other artists use, she doesn’t like or need these things. She mentions expensive cars, drinks, and watches. Later she seems to be telling us that she doesn’t care, and that she knows she’ll always better off without all the expenses of these things. She can be happy without them. The artist also throws shade in the general direction of other pop stars who follow these trends and makes them appear fake. “Royals” is about being different from the normal. Two of the literary advices in this song are metaphors and similes. These include, “And I’m not proud of my address/ In a torn up town no post code envy” this is a metaphor stating that she came from modest beginnings and not some rich neighborhood. Second, “But every song 's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin ' in the bathroom/ Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin ' the hotel room/ We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.” This means she does not care or need all the fancy stuff other famous figures have. It keeps the theme of confidence because she’s well off without all this stuff. With “We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams” she is saying that they could only dream of…show more content…
Royals is all about difference and confidence in one’s self. Lorde mentions all these things and actions that are popular with the public and what the public expects from famous people. The theme of confidence in “Royals” is exhibited by the lyric, “My friends and I we’ve cracked the code.” This lyric uses a metaphor to show how she has found the key, or code, to life. She is confident that she has figured out how to live life on her own terms. Lorde also thinks that other people can live like this too if they just stop and take a look at their life in as a whole. Lorde’s “Royals” is filled with confidence, rebellion, and difference. It is a very easy song to apply to
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