Poetic Analysis Of Lupe Fiasco

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Currently, it is hard to find music with a deeper, more sentimental substance to it. If you’re writing a paper in your English class on poetical analysis, and you may find that a lot of the music our generation currently frequents only scrapes the surface in terms of sentimentality. When Professor Snyder asked us to write on poetic analysis of song lyrics, so many songs came to mind that I almost drew a blank in response. I listen to a wide variety of music, with a combined three music libraries containing over 20,000 songs. The results could have been found anywhere between hip hop, EDM, punk rock, chillwave, or more. On the path to the paper you see before you, I stumbled across two songs that proved to be unhelpful in the plight of writing…show more content…
He mentions a list of material possessions that only the top wealthiest percent of not only the nation, but the world can afford. Included in the list of items are: a big house, a Ranger (a big car), a nice couch, a closet full of clothes and shoes, a team of Mexican landscapers, a large TV, expensive paintings, expensive jewelry, a German shepherd watchdog, and a yacht. As you can see by reading the lyrics, Lupe Fiasco strives to make a point that these things are idolized possessions for many Americans, and that being able to purchase these tangible things is how we identify each other. He even goes as far as to explain how these tangible things set the stage to make his relationships with women just as tangible. “Someone to take the rap so that I stay stainless/And a relationship with a new banker” illustrates a relationship with a woman that understands economy just for the sake of being able to use her as a scapegoat if this affluent character gets in trouble. Later in the verse, this character either has ended this relationship or cheats on her, pursuing a relationship with a super model, making a point that her name does not matter. This could be an indirect way of sexualizing the woman in the sense that the only thing that matters about her here is her appearance, and her status as a model. Finally, Lupe Fiasco wraps his message like a gift in the sense of…show more content…
The song speaks on multiple levels on the things that appeal to American society. In the hook, in between Thom Yorke’s lines, we hear Lupe Fiasco saying “And they love it, and they love it” (lines). This explains the mass appeal of the public in response to what our definition In the song, we see very real scenarios used in unison to explain fame, material possessions, temptation, dreams, and fate in the general spectrum of coexisting to build the modernized “American dream”. The message is perpetuated on and on in terms of what it means to achieve or not to achieve in the pursuit of that
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