All Of Me By John Legend Essay

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All of Me by John Legend is a male narrator’s ode to his lover. They both recognize her flaws, but he loves her past them all and he vows to be with her through all the world throws at her. The speaker is a male describing his attachment to his lover. The tone of this song displays both a melancholy yet a passion of love by expressing his love for this special love one. The poet uses various elements of poetry to create a theme of equipping others to love unconditionally. The setting is undisclosed, however it can be interpreted that he is either beside his lover or imagining her. The speaker uses figurative language such as a metaphor; “My heads under water but I’m breathing fine”. This comparison displays him (the speaker) being under water and being able to breath as if he weren’t submerged. However, in actuality you cannot breathe under water. This shows he is very content in an uncomfortable situation. The main character is the narrator, which is the speaker. “You’ve got my head spinning, no kidding, I can’t pin you down”. Therefore, depending on his setting, if he was to be beside her, it would involve another character which would be his lover.
The poem “All of Me” has a total of 9 stanzas. In this poem there is not a structure rhyme scheme. Throughout this poem, the verses have a total of 2 lines that rhyme while the chorus has 4 lines. An example of the rhyme scheme would be in verse 2 “You’re my downfall, you’re my muse. My worst distraction, my rhythm and…

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