Literary Elements Of Oblivion '

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Hanna Mathis Professor Schnell English Composition 1302 01 December 2015 Literary Elements in “Oblivion” When hearing” Oblivion” for the first time the audience’s first interpretation may be vastly different than what the upbeat and playful rhythm may lead the listener to believe. “Oblivion”, a song written and performed by Claire Boucher a.k.a. “Grimes”, is a song with electronic beats, synth-pop tones, and almost inaudible, child-like vocals. Yet, when reading the lyrics the audience can uncover the darker meaning behind the “playful” song. The lyrics suggest a state of cluelessness or unawareness of one’s surroundings, as well as revealing Boucher’s experience with a sexual assault and the effects of the assault. Through the use of imagery, repetition, and the overall tone of the song the audience can view a traumatic event through the lyrics in “Oblivion”. The most prominent element in “Oblivion” is the use of dark and fearful imagery. Boucher sings,” Another walk about, after dark/ It’s my point of view/ ‘Cause someone could break your neck/ Coming up behind you/ Always coming and you’d never have a clue”, these words add a massive amount of darkness to the song almost immediately. These lyrics create a fearful image, Boucher not knowing what, or rather who, could be lurking around the corner without her knowledge of their presence. The person following Boucher could be a possible stalker or the person that sexually assaulted her, leaving her fearful to venture in

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