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    Christmas Poetic Devices

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    Who has not heard the song “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”? The song “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a popular and joyful song wrote in 1963, this song represents Christmas, “The most wonderful time of the year”. Now day this song is a traditional song, heard in Christmas. The use of poetic device impacts the song makes you imagine every word Andy Williams it’s singing. Onomatopoeia, imagery, and repetition are some of the poetic devices that are used on this song. For example Imagery, “There’ll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when love ones are near” this line makes you imagine what is going to happen in a party on Christmas time. Christmas it’s absolutely the happiest season of all.…

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    Anthem Poetic Devices

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    There is always an immense amount of pressure to conform and to not be different, making sure to stay with the current “style” along the way. In the novelette, Anthem by Ayn Rand everyone in society is exactly the same and follow a certain set of rules very strictly. While, in the song “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me” by Billy Joel, he sings about the the pressure he is given for being different. I, as a listener, can relate to this due to the fact that there is pressure towards me, from family…

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    Good Life Poetic Devices

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    OneRepublic, and written by songwriters Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zancanella and Eddie Fisher. The focus of the song is on the good and bad in life, hence the title “Good Life”. By examining the poetic devices inside the composition, it can be plainly seen that the song “Good Life”, by OneRepublic is a piece of poetry. The theme of the song “Good Life” by OneRepublic is that even though some aspects of life can be difficult, life in general is usually good. For example, when the song…

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    Melody- There's this basic riff repetition being played. As simple as it may be, there is melodic contour which takes shape when the direction changes. This song uses disjunct motion, the intervals change quite a bit. A lot of the singing seems to be staccato, adding to the long pauses. There's also legato that's connecting the song. Harmony- There is no vocal harmony, when he continues the singing, for a breath of time, it adds an echoing effect. The chords are played in a pentatonic format. …

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    Secondly, another poetic device that Kendrick Lamar uses in his song is irony. Irony is when an event occurs in which is unexpected in the sense that it is somehow in mocking opposition in what would be expected or appropriate. When Kendrick Lamar uses irony, it is in a very serious and thought provoking way. For example, in line 63 the speaker says, “Cause you tried to change your life and now you live in a wheelchair.” This line is ironic because it talks about how someone tried to change…

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    hyperboles. Edgar uses hyperbole when mentioning the “demons down under the sea”. Although Edgar blames the angels for the death of Annabel lee, he uses the demons as an exaggeration. This poem consists of many poetic devices to make it sound as a song. Along with the rhythm like a song and rhyme throughout the poem, Edgar also uses repetition throughout his six stanzas. While reading the poem Annabel Lee a reader can easily notice the elongated e-sound throughout the lines. The rhythm of the…

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    Through each the vivid imagery, the tough guy tone, and well-fitting poetic devices used throughout the poem. Gary Soto is allowed to portray the thematic accusation that people change both their physical and mental appearance in order to gain the acceptance of those around them. Gary Soto, born on April 12, 1952, is a poetic hero in many senses of today’s literature. Not particularly in the sense that he produces well thought out poem and has won many…

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    Brontë has an interesting look on hope. In her poem called “life” she explains some days you might have rough cloudy days, causing you to trudge but hope will pick you up and your despair will vanish. On the other hand, Emily Dickinson has a slightly different look comparing hope to an undefeatable bird. The theme they have in common is hope, though it is described In different ways it has similar qualities. In Charlotte Bronte’s poem, “Life” she explains life will not be perfect, you will wake…

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    A song can paint the prettiest picture- or it can destroy it, and give you the most horrid image. How? Songs are simply poetry with an instrumental background. To evoke emotion from the reader and create and image or a mood, a writer might use poetic devises like assonance, similes and repetition. Song uses assonance to mirror or change the mood to match the song, a simile paints a picture for the reader. It helps the audience have a better understanding of the mood and subject matter. Ed…

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    The speaker of “Little Black Submarines” is a man that is drowning in the proverbial sea of depression. He is losing people in his life because he is letting his dark thoughts control him. This is evident in line 3 when he says, “Told my girl I'd be back, operator please” (Line 3). In this line he is talking about how he told his loved one that he would get better and is asking God for help. At the final verse of the song the speaker finally makes a plan on his own to get out. “Little Black…

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