Whiskey Lullaby Analysis

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In the song, “Whiskey Lullaby,” written by Jon Randall and Bill Anderson and sung by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss, the message being sent is that love so strong can be ruined with just one mistake that could lead to worst outcomes. Told in second point-of-view, the author supports this theme by describing the setting of a gloomy country home establishing the major conflict of love and death and incorporating the use of irony, tone shifts, imagery, and word choices. Paisley’s purpose is to imply that love can become something putrid and could end up hurting loved ones very deeply. This song creates a mood of sadness and mournfulness for an audience that have experience this type of situation being described in the song. Throughout the whole song the singer used different tones when singing different parts of the song. In some parts he also uses ironic phrases to help visualize the description being made. Tone shifts when the woman singer comes in …show more content…

The song describes most of what is going on in the story. For example, “We found him with his face down in the pillow With a note that said I’ll love her till I die.” These two lines in the stanza are very descriptive. Using detailed lines makes a better understanding for the audience. It makes the song become more realistic. Imagery helps the readers or listeners see the story being told in different way. Good or Bad. The writer chose to uses imagery to grasp the audience into an sensory experience. In the song the symbols being used are “whiskey,” and “lullaby.” When singing the song whiskey is trying to symbolize an item that could help forget the bad times. The word “lullaby,” symbolizes how they are put to sleep as in both are dead and now they can rest in peace as people do when they sleep and dream. By using imagery and symbolism the reader gets a better comprehension on the story being

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