Theme Of The Poem Swimming Pool

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Key Term: Intoxicated
Definition: To be under the influence of a substance and lose control of yourself/ your actions and decisions
Reading Analysis: Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools”, demonstrates the term intoxicated completely. In the song, Lamar gets so intoxicated by alcohol he begins to do things that he normally wouldn’t do. In his line, “The freedom is granted as soon as the damage of vodka arrived”, demonstrates this. He begins to lose control of all his inhibitions and gains the freedom to do many things without fear. He is losing control of his rational mind as he continues to drink, therefore he isn’t in control of himself. Also, the song is title “Swimming Pools” and Lamar makes many references to drowning in a swimming pool. For
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