Analysis Of ' Pursuit Of Happiness ' By Kid Cudi

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Pursuit of Happiness The rhetorical triangle is basically the starting point every songwriter uses to create their music. If not executed correctly the song could not be delivered right or loss in translation to the listeners. The triangle focuses on the audience, the communicator, and the message which comes together to create the content. An example of the use of the rhetorical triangle would be the song “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi. This song could be interpreted in many different viewpoints based on the way you view the use of drugs and alcohol. One listener can perceive the song as a method of justifying the use of drugs, while the artist can view it as the struggles of a man trying to find true happiness and escaping his problems. With that said the rhetorical triangle could be used in many ways but only a few ways can be found to be effective. The rhetorical triangle is demonstrated accurately in this song through the uses of ethos, logos, and pathos to support the statement that not everything you believe can bring you happiness will. It could also be interpreted from the point of view of audience who the message is addressed to. One of the arguments in the song “Pursuit of Happiness” is the use of drugs to find happiness will only provide a temporary solution to your problems. In the song Cudi uses the lyrics “Crush a bit, little bit, roll it up, take a hit Feelin’ lit, feelin’ light, 2 AM summer night,” and “ I 'm on the pursuit of happiness and

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