Analysis Of Beyonce Knowles 's Freedom

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Beyoncé Knowles, a well-known singer, songwriter uses two of her songs: “Freedom” and “Formation” to tell the story of herself. “Freedom” is the beginning of her story where she is searching for freedom and equality showing that there is still much inequality and injustice for African Americans in America today. The song slowly transitions to a more positive tone when she seems to have made something beneficial out of her difficult situation. “Formation,” however, has a completely different tone. While she does address negative situations from the past at the beginning of the song, she quickly transitions to a more positive tone full of pride in where she came from, who she has become, and what she has overcome. Together, the two songs…show more content…
At the very end of the song “Freedom”, Hattie White says “I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade” Proclaiming once again that even though life is difficult, she has the strength to make it into something better than it was before. She pulls herself up and finds freedom, she did not rely on someone else to bring her freedom but has the perseverance, determination, and strength to make her life into something better. Beyoncé uses “Formation” as a continuation of the story in “Freedom” by making a statement about working hard to obtain what she wants and pride in her roots, particularly her southern black heritage. She alludes to how far she has come when she says she rocks her Givenchy dress (citation). Here, she is calling attention to how far she has come and the fortune she has earned by referencing her Givenchy dresses, a luxury brand only someone well off can afford. However, she did not forget where she came from and references her heritage in the second verse when she says “My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana” She is

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