Literary Devices In 'Let It Snow'

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When someone has a good moment they feel that time passes by too quickly. Cahn did a great job using literary terms in his song Let it snow in order to persuade the reader into his way of thinking. The theme of the song is that when a storm hits it is a great opportunity to spend quality time with a loved one. Repetition, imagery and rhyme are some of the many literary devices in Cahn’s song Let it snow. Now we shall discuss how these devices really affect the song and audience. Repetition plays an important role at reminding people that it is very lovely to spend time with our loved ones therefore repeating it certain phrases that he wants you to remember throughout the song. For example, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” (1, 2, 4, 6; 4). These three simple words “let it snow” suggest that it has been snowing tremendously outside and piles of snow are beginning to form, which is an excuse to stretch the amount of time that is being spent with your loved one. Another example of repetition is…show more content…
The first example of rhyme in this song is “It doesn’t show signs of stoppin’” and “I brought me some corn for poppin’” (2; 1, 2). These two lines tell the reader that since the weather outside has been so sever they have to find ways to pass the time so they bring pop corn to cook and share together. Another example of rhyme is “kiss good night” and “hold me tight” (3; 1, 3). The ideas of kissing good-bye and holding someone tight convey that they don’t want to let someone go and time slowly passes by until hours have passed by. Another example of rhyme from the many that Cahn used was “slowly dying” and “still good-bye-ing” (6; 1; 2). When Cahn used these two lines in his song let it snow he tried to indicate that so much time has passed by that the fire started to fade away but the couple still had a hard time saying good-bye to each
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