Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep'

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Have you ever felt a relationship you had just did not work out? Adele, a Grammy award-winning artist, is known for her popular love songs that express heartbreak, admiration, and many more topics related to love. So far, she has released two albums, “19” and “21” that showcases her many famous songs such as, “Someone Like You” and “Hello”. One of the most popular that is showcased is “Rolling in the Deep” in which she released on November 29th, 2016. Different from Adele’s genre of music is a band named, Motion City Soundtrack. This band is a 1997 American rock band that has a sound that is described as pop punk or emo. The band released six albums which included their breakthrough album, Commit This to Memory. One of the first songs they…show more content…
Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” states, “There’s a fire starting in my heart. Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark,” The speaker is saying in the aforementioned quote that he/she has been sad and in pain from the relationship and now she is finally experiencing a new feeling that is drawing attention from the pain and sadness. In addition, the tone also signifies hope which would lead the speaker to overcome the heartbreak and emotional tension. The speaker realizes how he/she can face the pain and it improves on the message that relationships do not always work out. Meanwhile, “My Favorite Accident” expresses pain with stating, “You hit the road and left me an ocean.” The speaker’s past-lover suddenly ended the relationship and the speaker is left with the outcome of the break-up. The tone is of melancholy and shows the deep sadness the break-up has brought upon the author. With the use of an idiom, the tone introduces pain from the relationship to the audience. With an insight in the speaker’s feelings, it gives the audience a look into what the speaker went through. The insight brought into the song gives support to the deeper meaning from the text and additionally, a sympathetic mood from the audience to the…show more content…
Correspondingly stating individual differences by applying idioms in the text, Adele’s song shows a new sense of confidence along with the aforementioned pain while contrastingly Motion City Soundtrack’s song reveals a tone that is longing. The lyrics in “Rolling in the Deep” say, “See how I leave with every piece of you. Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.” The speaker is shows to be unaffected by the relationship and he/she is trying to show the past lover how easily he/she can walk away from the relationship. The idiom reveals as somewhat of a retribution and gives off a tone that is apathetic. With this tone, it gives off a newfound feeling of confidence the speaker has gained for the speaker is showing that he/she could do better without his/her past lover. The figurative language not only helps explain the major difference from the longing “My Favorite Accident” expresses but it also helps to add on to the theme that relationships do not always work out and that could be for better or for worse. In contrast, “My Favorite Accident” states, “I can’t swim in the silence of your skin-skin please let me in.” The idiom indicates the speaker and the lover may not speak any longer and the speaker is desperate to speak to his/her lover again. As mentioned before, the text reveals a tone that is longing. With the desperation that is indicated
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