Analysis Of Too Good At Goodbyes

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Sam Smith, a well-known pop artist throughout the twentieth century, creates the majority of his masterpieces based off of events that have changed his life for better or for worse. One of Smith’s most popular and recently released sings, Too Good at Goodbyes, has been a hit across the nation. Many critics wonder whether it is his creative use of poetic devices or the intriguing back story behind each song that propels his popularity and personal connections to his audience. Although his music may be controversial due to the roots of his lyrics, he continues to incorporate his past and present circumstances which appeal to many of his present day fans. Throughout Smith’s song, Too Good at Goodbyes, he molds a personal relationship with each …show more content…
Throughout the bridge of the song, Smith repeats the word “no” thirteen times. The continuous repetition of this word is shows how defensive and heartbroken Smith seems to be over his circumstances. The defensive tone that Sam has toward the subject as a whole can be illustrated by the previous allusion to a barrier or shield. In addition, the constant repetition of the word can be connected to the fact that he is very heartbroken over a tragic breakup. For example, after a tragic or traumatic incident, the human body becomes so full of adrenaline that words and phrases are not uncommonly repeated. Although Sam Smith is able to come to the realization that he should stop getting so emotionally attached to his companions, he is also very devastated by the fact that his relationship life has hit rock bottom. In addition to repetition in this verse, Sam Smith includes a single line found nowhere else throughout the song: “No way that you’ll see me cry.” This profound line is simply just another way in which Sam Smith shows his audience that he is cutting himself off from taking part in any more serious relationships that could make him feel as distressed as he does after his last breakup. Overall, throughout the bridge of the song, Sam Smith finally reveals that he is extremely saddened by his position even though he acting “cold” and “heartless” toward his previous …show more content…
Throughout the entire song, Smith preaches how speaking your mind and following your heart is the best option when it comes to protecting yourself from painful relationships. The free verse, lyric structure of the entire song contributes to the free flowing feelings that Sam Smith presents towards his previous breakups. In addition, Smith follows his heart when he quickly builds barriers between himself and his companions, thus, connecting to the overall free flowing structure of the song. Although the song consists of building barriers and closing oneself off from any future companions, the free flowing, rhythmic structure of the poem contributes to the fact that Sam Smith is very open about how depressed he is about his breakups.
Overall, Sam Smith is a very well-known artist who has the ability to connect with an extremely wide range of people. Throughout the song, Too Good at Goodbyes, he is able to recall a personal and very relatable story in order to convey the overall message. Along with relatable personal stories, Sam Smith uses a variety of poetic devices in order to grasp the listeners’ attention and help them to get through tough breakups as he did. Within the poem, internal rhyme scheme, repetition, poetic structure and emotionally loaded phrases help Smith appeal to his audience by effectively conveying important life

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