To begin with, “Brown Eyed Girl” uses figurative language. For instance, symbolism is used at the beginning of the song. The line “Days when the rains came” is a symbol for the dark days in a relationship. Next, symbolism is used in the second stanza. The day “Tuesday” is symbolic because Tuesday goes by “so slow” but he asks where it went as if it flew by. Then, a metaphor is used in the third stanza. The metaphor “playing a new game” is talking about the fun and new things in their life. In addition, a hyperbole is presented in the middle of the song. The hyperbole “hide behind a rainbows wall” shows they have
In the first stanza it is the semantic field of water: ‘waters’ (twice), ‘sea’, ‘drowning’ and ‘being drawn’. As I mentioned earlier, water is often the symbol of life but it also evokes tears, sadness and despair.
However, it is not a bitter loss. Instead, the memory of that love continues to remain with him like a sweet fragrance. Groth’s reference to a “moist eye” also seems to symbolize how the memory of this lost love continues to remain fresh (moist referring to something fresh in difference to stale) in his eyes. And at the same time, “moist eye” represents when an emotion is so strong (either happy or sad) that it brings tears to one’s eyes.
Popular singer Elton John once said; “music has healing power; it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours”, and for most, music is the portal to an out of body experience. African American lyricists especially have been found to use the art of music to escape the real world, commencing from the slavery era and onward. The blues song titled The Tracks of My Tears does just that; expresses the ability to remove your soul from a treacherous reality. Similarly, the lyrics from popular modern songs, written by black artists, speak volumes about what is presently going on in the country, parallel to the way African American slavery songs did. Music written at an earlier period have been found to correlate to music of the past through providing strong emotion toward present day commentary.
This theme is brought through the song by showing multiple literary devices. Such as “I'm the one at sail, I’m the master of my sea”. This metaphor shows the realization and empowerment that oneself can give in a depressing situation. This simile “Falling like ashes to the ground, Hoping my feelings they would drown” compares his feeling of sadness and depression to ashes, and wanting them to drown and vanish, from his life. This line, “All the hate that you’ve heard has turned your spirit to a dove” explains how all of the hate that he has experienced and gone through has turned his feelings around, and decided to look on the bright side of things. Personally I think this is a great
Rachel’s Tears has a lot of significant symbols and pictures, however I choose to make her eyes and the rose the main symbol. I choose this picture because the book is in a significant way named after the picture she drew before she died, which are the eyes and rose. The thirteen tears represent how many students died on April 20,1999. The reason the tears are watering a plant is because, when the students died they brought life to people they had never met. Their deaths changed people’s lives forever. The eyes represent Rachel’s eyes. I have decided to use two quotes from the book, because they were the most commonly used ones in the book. When Rachel said that she was unashamed about her faith and what she believed, she was also willing
Similarly, the phrase ‘the next moment, you are no longer there’ is perhaps suggesting that he was shocked at seeing her go so suddenly. However, the fact that when she next reappears she is ‘perfectly framed shows us that the joy of seeing her after thinking she has gone for good is a surprise to him. ‘Fragrant survivors of last night’s frost’ shows us that the flowers are strong, which is a suggestion that their love is strong. In the fourth verse the phrase ‘my heart misses a beat at love for you’ shows us that the love was so intense that time seemed to stop too. ‘Knowing a time will come when you are no longer there’ shows us that he is not looking forward to that time and that he knows it is inevitable. ‘Meanwhile let us make sure we clasp each shared moment’ shows us that he wants to make sure they use their time together wisely, and ‘in cupped hands, like water we dare not spill’ shows us they know that their time together is precious.
Sometimes, as weird as this sounds, it is easier to understand something when someone uses a simile, metaphor, etc. When reading a poem personification is often used. In the song “S.O.S” similes are used often. There is one used in the following line,”now my heart's in two/ And I can't find the other half/ It's like I'm walking on broken glass.” Obviously, the speaker didn’t go walk on broken glass because of a broken heart. Also, a heart can not literally break in half because someone broke up with you, like the song says. Symbolism helped create an even better picture of this song. Give further
Every song can make one feel the emotion of the song. Depending on the song whether it is “Before He Cheats” or “Just A Dream” will show different emotions. In the song “Before He Cheats,” “I took a Louisville Slugger to both headlights, a hole in all 4 tires… Maybe next time he'll think before he cheats.” This emotion you can say is anger, she is also heartbroken but past the crying and sad part of it but to the point of anger and hatred. This song can really get you pumped up and hating all the cheaters in the world. In the song “Just A Dream” her emotion starts out somewhat happy, “It was two weeks after the day she turned eighteen, All dressed in white, Going to the church that night, She had his box of letters in the passenger seat, Sixpence in a shoe,
Component 2: drama responding required to choose a video clip and discuss the three dramatic elements that appeared in that video. Dramatic elements are the techniques to design the dramatic presentation, atmosphere, verbal or non-verbal interactions, mood and emotion to grab the attention of audiences (Dinham, 2017; ACARA, 2017). I have selected to view the video clip "The Secret Garden: There's someone crying" (Movieclips, 2012). After observing, analysing and evaluating the video clip critically, I have decided to explore the characters, voice and movement.
this song resembles how Romeo was meant to be with Juliet.“this woman is my destiny”. This is telling us that he is not giving up because they were “born to be together”.This song has a theme of love vs. infatuation and has a motif of fate/free will. Also, the conflict is whether or not it is true love, but as in Romeo and Juliet they know it is from first sight.
Paris by the Chainsmokers is a song that reflects on the happy side of a relationship that is rarely seen in break-ups. The song is essentially the writer remembering a relationship with fondness. It tells the tale of two young lovers on their own and in love who eventually break apart. It also touches on happy memories like the lyrics “We were staying in paris,/ to get away from your parents” (Chainsmokers, 1-2). By highlighting the highs instead of lows, it shows the listener that they should not be sad about their loss but happy that they ever got to experience the joy and happiness that most relationships provide. Almost no relationships end with happiness but this song shows that it is possible to think happily of a relationship that has ended. This song also uses higher pitched, electronic music to
Another idea that interested me in the song was the idea of losing someone close to you. Chris demonstrates this idea by singing “And the tears come streaming down your face; When you lose something you can’t replace;When you love someone but it goes to waste.” These lyrics show us the anguish and pain of losing someone you love. The line “tears come streaming down your face” emphasizes the greiving as people will cry and feel misery from losing someone close to them. He then goes on to say “When you lose