Poem Analysis: Creedence Clearwater Revival

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(-- removed HTML --) is the poem which i chose, actually it is a song. And the writers of this poem is “CCR” which means Creedence Clearwater Revival. The poem satirize the rich and powerful, I know it because the author repeated “It ain't me, it ain't me I ain't no fortunate one, no” And it means he wasn't the people who was born in rich or powerful. This is the evidence that support my theme. What I feeling when i read it? A little confused, in fact, that feeling was just the first time I read to it, and i didn't know the background of the poem. I feel confused because the author says “It’s ain’t me.’ I was wondering: he isn’t what? He said he was not the one who was born made to wave the flag, I’m not, too ! And someone …show more content…

I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no. It ain't me, it ain't me. I ain't no fortunate one, no.” And its effect was to strengthen the emotional which is grief and indignation. Assonance:“Some folks are born made to wave the flag” this sentence uses “made, wave, flag” to assonance. And also the figurative language was used in this poem, “Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes” here, the spangled eyes means those American who was innocent but sent to the battleground and …show more content…

Some folks are born made to wave the flag. Ooh, they're red, white and blue. #1: This line is the first line of the poem and it open the prelude of the satirization to the rich and the powerful. The meaning of this line is that some people was the person that only need to wave the flag instead of go to the battleground when they are born. And the red, white and blue means the national flag of the United States. Some folks are born silver spoon in hand. Lord, don't they help themselves, oh#2: This line is satirizing the rich, the pay to the government so that the people born in there family don't need to join the army. And when you ask them, "How much should we give?”. Oh, they only answer, more, more, more, oh#3: This line is talking about the greed of the government. They need more and more and more solider who was born in poor, and they ask for nobody those from the rich. Above all, the poem is satirize the rich and powerful. In 1968, Eisenhower's grandson and Nixon's daughter were happily married, while the United States was mired in the Vietnam war. The powerful men wage war, but the poor pay for it. John Fogerty said, "look at the two of them. Where do you go? You really think that war has nothing to do with this kind of person". The dissatisfaction with this, the protest against the Vietnam War and the criticism of the class system eventually contributed to the Fortunate

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