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    Essay on the Rhetoric involved in the song Battle cry by Skillet In the song Battle cry, Skillet is trying to inspire courage and confidence in its listeners. The song persuasively calls for fighting for yourself by establishing the group's strong looks and their empathetic words, evoking powerful emotions and reflecting the cycle of depression and relapse in their lyrical structure. Skillet - a group formed in 1996 in Tennessee - is a reconstitution of many other groups; mostly Serph and Urgent

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    Alice In Frogs Analysis

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    The intensity of Layne Staley’s vocals in Frogs during the Alice in Chains’ MTV Unplugged performance harmonizes perfectly with Jerry Cantrell’s slow, powerful guitar harmonics. You look at this nimble, scrawny, pink haired man and wonder how his voice seems to come from a three-hundred pound, tough biker; a voice so gritty, raspy, yet powerful. He transitions his singing by going low to high so smoothly it’s as if he’s a young boy who has just reached his pubescent stage in life and is struggling

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