Alliteration is a figurative language that makes use of the alphabetical letters to come up with phrases with similar sounds. It is usually characterized with two or three words in a song that have a similar consonant sound in the first letter and falls in a common phrase or sentence. The main aim of alliteration in a song is to create a smooth flow and onomatopoeia in case the song is sung loudly. In the song “Pink family portrait”, the part of the song that amounts to alliteration is the s’ sound and the p’ sound as show below. They are used to bring out the feeling of the artist who is persuading the dad to rescue the family
“I can 't stand the sound” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
“Your pain is painful” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
A metaphor is a word or phrase used in songs to make a comparison that exist between two objects. It is usually aimed at connecting the...
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.... The words below are the main descriptions of the kind of life the songwriter was undergoing thus forcing him to urge the dad to accept the mother back due to the disturbance that the disagreement had caused the family.
“I ran away today” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
“Ran from the noise, ran away” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
Tyne Scheme refers to the pronunciation of phrases and sentences in a song that are formed from the confluence of two headstreams. In the song Pink family portrait, the head streams have the Tyne scheme of C’ as shown above in some of its headstreams. It is used by the song writer to emphasize the importance of the happiness the songwriter is urging the dad to embrace.
“Can we work it out?” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
“(Can we work it?)” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
“Can we be a family?” (Scott, Storch and Alecia, 2011).
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