Wide Awake

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Zina Mekhaiel English 100 February 15th, 2014 Wide Awake by Katy Perry Many artists use in their songs literary devices to give a certain mood or setting. In Katy Perry’s song Wide Awake, she verbalizes and portrays these devices to express her song in a personal and emotional way knowing that many people face these situations everyday in life. Katy Perry describes her Wide Awake song as a "dose of reality" and she admits that the song deals with much more negative emotions than many of her previous single releases. The song was written specifically as part of the soundtrack for Katy's concert movie: Part Of ME. In the song Wide Awake, Katy Perry uses repetition, imagery and allusion to explain how an event can cause a person to change…show more content…
Giving allusion makes the lyrics and the person real and down to earth. In conclusion, before thinking about doing something or getting together with someone, you have to learn about your significant other in all situations. Planning is partly the key in life. If you don't make a plan or get ready for what might be coming ahead of you then you'll end up in Katy Perry's situation, which is asking for divorce after few months of marriage. Katy’s song got noticed because of the proper usage of the different elements in demonstrating her song such as repetition, imagery and allusion. I'm wide awake I'm wide awake I'm wide awake Yeah, I was in the dark I was falling hard With an open heart How did I read the stars so wrong? And now it's clear to me That everything you see Ain't always what it seems Yeah, I was dreaming for so long [Pre-Chorus] I wish I knew then What I know now Wouldn't dive in Wouldn't bow down Gravity hurts You made it so sweet 'Til I woke up on On the concrete [Chorus] Falling from cloud nine Crashing from the high I'm letting go tonight Yeah, I'm falling from cloud nine I'm wide awake Not losing any sleep I picked up every piece And landed on my feet Need nothing to complete myself, no I'm wide awake Yeah, I am born again Out of the lion's den I don't have to
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