The Poem Analysis Of 'Be My Escape'

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The song, “Be My Escape”, by Relient K, uses one main poetic device to convey the story that the speaker is telling: metaphor. Throughout the poem, the speaker illustrates that they are locked inside a house. We are told that they know how to get out, because they know who has the key, however they are afraid of what lies beyond their safe walls out in the world. They initially think that they know what is best for themselves. Eventually they come to the conclusion that they must take the chance to be out in the world rather than stay in the house. Specific connections that can be made to Christianity throughout this song prove that it is a metaphor about the speaker’s struggle to fully surrender their life to God, and through understanding …show more content…
30 I am a hostage to my own humanity
31 Self detained and forced to live in this mess I 've made
32 And all I 'm asking is for you to do what You can with me
33 But I can 't ask You to give what You already gave
34 'Cause I 've been housing all this doubt and insecurity and
35 I 've been locked inside that house all the while you hold the key
36 And I 've been dying to get out and that might be the death of me
37 And even though, there 's no way in knowing
38 Where to go, promise I 'm going because
39 I 've gotta get outta here
40 I 'm stuck inside this rut that I fell into by mistake
41 I 've gotta get outta here
42 And I 'm begging you, I 'm begging you, I 'm begging you to be my escape.
43I fought you for so long
44 I should have let you

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