Analysis Of Eve Of Destruction By P. F Slogan
Juxtaposition plays a huge part in the song as it places 2 completely opposite opinions side by side. P.F Slogan, using this feature, helps create a clear point of view in the listener’s head, showing how ridiculous certain decisions were. In the first verse he juxtaposes, “You’re old enough to kill” with “but not for voting” and ‘you don’t believe in war” with “then what’s that gun your totin.” Another example of juxtaposition in the song is “Hate you next door neighbour” with “but don’t forget to say grace” (4th Verse/Bridge). Metaphors such as “the world in a grave” (2nd verse) and “even the Jordan River has bodies floatin” (1st verse) causes the listener consider the implications this song was trying to display, a strong but balanced sense of fear, courage and indifference .
Eve of destruction is a folk song from the 1960s . It reminisces the time using only a guitar, drums, bass, Harmonica and a strong vocalist. The vocalist’s voice style is folk like with a soft drawl and emphasises varies parts of the song. This together creates a sad but meaningful atmosphere around the listener. The tempo sits at 120BPM (metronome) giving it a moderate tempo although the energy and dynamics of the song increases every