Monday, March 15, 2010

Poetry Song Birds

Taken from one of Mr. Trotter's great lessons, please respond to the following prompt:

Please quote one of your favorite song lines or lyrics and explain how it exhibits one of our studied poetry terms.

Make sure the quoted lyrics are appropriate. Please italicize the song lyrics, include the title and the artist and establish the connection between the poetry term(s) and the lyric.


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  3. Title: Here Comes the Sun
    Artist: The Beatles

    “Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
    Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here”

    This quote sang by The Beatles uses repetition and internal rhyme. The words “little darling” are repeated showing repetition. “Little darling” are also used later on in the song. The lyrics also show a rhyme using “years” and “here”. The rhyme words are in the middle of the line and at the end this makes it a internal rhyme.

    I had the same problem with not being able to italicize the lyrics. So I also used quotation marks around the lyrics.

  4. "It´s like my iPod's stuck on replay replay-ay-ay-ay"

    This is an example of repition becuase this line is sayed many, many times thriough out the song.

  5. Title: Oh No You Didn't
    Artist: EA Chior

    "I put out the call
    And when I finish yall"

    The lyrics above demonstrate a perfect rhyme. The words "call" and "yall" ryhme perfectly showing a perfect rhyme.

    Same as above, it wouldn't let me italicize the lyrics.

  6. Title: Everything
    Artist: Michael Buble

    "You're a falling star, you're the get away car.
    You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
    You're the swimming pool, on an August day.
    And you're the perfect thing to say."

    This has examples of perfect rhymes and end rhymes. For example, “car” and “far.” It also contains many metaphors throughout it. It was repetitive saying, “you’re” in the lyrics.

  7. "Imma be, Imma be, Imma be, Imma be
    Imma be livin' that good life, Imma be livin' that good, good
    Imma be, Imma be, Imma be, Imma be
    Imma be livin' that good life, Imma be livin' that good, good"

    Black Eyed Peas
    Imma Be

    The main thing that this song shows is repitition "Imma be" is repeated many times throughout the song.

  8. Title: Down
    Artist: Jay Sean

    "So baby don’t worry, you are my only,
    You won’t be lonely, even if the sky is falling down,
    You’ll be my only, no need to worry,
    Baby are you down down down down down"

    This shows an example of internal rhyme (worry, lonely, only). Also, the word "down" is repeated many times throughout the song. Also, "lonely" and "only" are examples of perfect rhymes.

  9. song: september
    Arist: earth wind & fire

    "Do you remember the 21st night of September?
    Love was chasing the minds of Pretenders
    while chasing the clouds away."

    this song has a rhyme "september and pretender" and a end rhyme and a metaphore. "chasing the clouds away"

  10. Song: The Funeral
    Artist: Band of Horses

    "I'm coming up only to hold you under
    I'm coming up only to show you wrong"
    "At every occasion, I'll be ready for the funeral
    At every occasion, once more, is called the funeral
    Every occasion, know I'm ready for the funeral
    At every occasion, oh, one million day funeral"

    This song shows repitition with "Im coming up only to..." and "At every occasion"

  11. Song: Eye of the Tiger
    Artist: survivor

    "Risin' up, back on the street
    Did my time, took my chances
    Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
    Just a man and his will to survive

    So many times, it happens too fast
    You change your passion for glory
    Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
    You must fight just to keep them alive

    It's the eye of the tiger, it's the cream of the fight
    Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
    And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
    And he's watchin' us all in the eye of the tiger

    Face to face, out in the heat
    Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
    They stack the odds 'til we take to the street
    For we kill with the skill to survive"

    There are many rhymes in this song. Some examples of a slant rhyme are “fast” and “past”, “heat” and “street”. An example of a perfect rhyme is “fight” and “night”. The song also has a rhyme scheme. The 1st and 3rd lines of each stanza have words at the end that rhyme.

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  13. Song: Leaving the Past
    Artist: Immortal Technique

    “……..Humanity is gone, smoked up in a gravity bong
    by a democrat, republican, Cheech and Chong
    Immortal Technique, you never heard me preachin' a song
    I'm not controversial, I'm just speakin' the facts
    Put your hands in the air like you got the heat to your back
    and shake your body like a baby born addicted to crack
    And since life is a gamble like the crabs tables at Vegas
    I freestyle my destiny, it's not written in pages……”

    Well the last four lines are similes and every line has end rhymes. The “gravity bong” is symbolizing the United States. Also most of this song is made up of figurative language.

  14. Song: Thriller
    Artist: Michael Jackson

    "Cause this is Thriller, Thriller night
    and no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike....."

    This shows and tone and symbolism and those things kind of relate to "Lord of the Flies"

  15. Artist:Cage The Elephant
    Song:Ain't No Rest For The Wicked

    "Oh,there ain't no rest for the wicked
    Money don't grow on trees
    I got bills to pay, I got mouths to feed
    there ain't nothin' in this world for free"

    Trees and free are a slant rhyme and that put them into a rhyme scheme. those are two examples of terms.

  16. Title: We do it for fun (pt 2)
    Artist: Tha Joker

    "Burn so many trees, Smokey Bear doesn't like me
    Lets be honest, who really wanna fight me?"

    I found a perfect rhyme with "me" and "me"
    I found an internal rhyme with "trees" and me"

  17. Song: Hey soul sister
    Artist: Train

    "Hey, Soul Sister, ain't that mister mister on the radio, stereo,
    The way you move ain't fair you know.
    Hey, Soul Sister, I don't wanna miss a single thing you do...

    All through out this verse they use internal rhyme with the use of the words sister and mister, and stereo, radio, know, and he even makes it sound like fair rhymes with sterio. This is use of assonance.

  18. "Every time that I look in the mirror
    All these lines on my face getting clearer
    The past is gone
    It went by, like dusk to dawn
    Isn't that the way
    Everybody's got their dues in life to pay"

    In the stansa, Steven Tyler uses a Slant Rhyme at the end of every line except for the last two. Those are perfect rhyme.

  19. Title: Island in the Sun
    Artist: Weezer

    "When you're on a golden sea
    You don't need no memory
    Just a place to call your own
    As we drift into the zone

    On an island in the sun
    we'll be playin and havin fun..."

    In this song there are several examples of end rhyme consistin of both perfect and imperfect rhyme. The words "sun" and "fun" are examples of perfect rhyme, where as the words "sea" and "memory" are examples of imperfect rhyme. Both types of rhyme occur at the end of each line making them ending rhyme, but if the words were found in the middle of the line, they would be considered internal rhyme.

  20. Song: Everybody Knows
    Artist: John Legend

    "And I hope one day you see nobody has it easy
    I still can't believe you found somebody new
    But I wish you the best, i guess."

    In this set of lyrics it is using slant rhyme between the words see and easy in the first line and best and guess in the last line.

  21. Song: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    Artist:Daft Punk

    "Work It
    Make It
    Do It
    Makes Us
    More Than
    Work is

    It has perfect rhyme between Work It, Makes It, Do It. And Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. And an imperfect rhyme between Hour, Our, Never,....

  22. Title: Beautiful
    Artist: eminem

    "And I know some S***'s so hard to swallow
    But I cant just sit back and wallow
    In my own sarrow but I know one fact
    I'll be one tough act to follow"

    I found some perfect rhyme with the "llow" in swallow, wallow, and follow.

  23. Song: Break Your Heart
    Artist:Taio Cruz

    "If you fall for me
    I'm not easy to please
    Imma tear you apart
    Told you from the start,
    Baby from the start."

    This song has hyperbole in "Imma tear you apart." It has repetition in "start... start" at the end of the last two verses. It has enjambment through the whol thing.

  24. song: i tried so hard

    "I try so hard can't seem to get away from misery man I try so hard will always be a victim of these streets it aint my fault cuz I..."

    The main thing that this song shows is repitition "i tried so hard" is repeated many times throughout the song.

  25. Eminem
    The way I am

    "And I am, whatever you say I am
    If I wasn't, then why would I say I am?
    In the paper, the news everyday I am
    Radio won't even play my jam"

    This song has many repetitions of "I am the way I am" and a perfect rhyme of "jam" and "I am"

  26. Title: When I'm Gone
    Artist: Eminem

    What happens when you become the main source of her pain
    "Daddy look what i made"
    Dad's got to go catch a plane

    I found a slant rhyme in the words pain and plane.

  27. "guarantee"
    Artist: Flo Rida ft. Akon
    "baby spit at me no mucus, now let me be your cupid"

    this is an example of eye rhyme with mucus and cupid it makes you think that they both sound the same but they don't