When you read the song “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift it is clear what the connotation could be. When looking at the denotation of the poem and then understanding the figurative language in the poem, you begin to understand what the author is trying to convey. The format of the poem helps the audience better understand the tone shifts and the poem’s meaning. In the song “Shake it off” by Taylor Swift there is much meaning behind each verse. In stanza one people talk about her wanting to have fun and not being very smart. Also, in stanza two people are talk about her going out with too many guys and that none of the guys think she is worth being serious over. In addition in stanza three she is not going to let what others think change …show more content…
The entire poem is an extended metaphor. “I’m lighting on my feet.” is a metaphor because she is not really as fast as lighting, she's just very fast. Also, “It’s like I got this music in my mind” is a simile because her feeling of knowing everything will work out is like music to her, it keeps her upbeat. Then, there is a hyperbole “I stay out too late, got nothing in my brain” Shows exaggeration. The word “nothing” seems to be referring to the amount of knowledge she has, which clearly cannot be nothing. “Can’t stop, won’t stop moving”. This is also exaggeration because she could stop if she wanted to. Next “Just think while you’ve been getting down and out about “ is a assonance because down, out, and about repeat the ‘ow’ sound. Finally, “I got this music in my mind. Saying It's going to be alright” is a personification because music can’t speak, so it can’t actually say it will be alright. “Shake it off” song by Taylor Swift is a uplifting and encouraging song. In the first 2 verses she is talking about the negative things others think about her, which makes it sad but then after the second verse it switches to more upbeat when she describes how she doesn’t let what others think bother her. The there is another shift in the 5th verse, when she says, “hey, hey, hey”, she is giving advice to make her audience see that they could also
When the sixth stanza states that “She owns them, no one will admit what they cannot/ come close to must own them.” (24-25); it’s talking about the lady being an inexplicable legend. She captures the mind of the average person. She enthralls these people so much that they pursuit her every move, to understand her. She lets them come with her, on her journey. The people she brings with her are there for her body. Not her personality, or for herself. To the people who chase her, it’s just a quick
In the last stanza it is explained how, even when she was a child, she
She gets to the point and proves that in our current world we tend to say more than we should, when just a couple of words can do the same. In her writing, it is evident that the little sentences and words are what make the poem overall that perfect dream she wishes she were part of.
On the third stanza, she pretty much saying that it is not her fault that she had a abortion and she has no choice but to do it. “Since anyhow you are dead, Or rather, or instead, You were never made” (Gwendolyn Brooks) she making excuses of what she had done.
She is saying that whatever is about to come is already hopeless. It’s almost like she’s giving up before it even begins. She is comparing this third event to the other two events that have happened in her life. She claims to be immortal, however she mentions heaven and hell in the second stanza saying “Parting is all we know of heaven, And all we need of hell.” Immortal means that you don’t believe in heaven or hell so she is somewhat contradicting herself here. She’s comparing heaven and hell to her life on earth stating that parting ways is really all she knows. Due to her not knowing of anything or anybody that has stuck along for a long enough in her life without disappointing her, she is saying that the heartbreak she is experiencing is the worst that it can get for her and she doesn’t need to experience anything worse in hell. As hell is supposed to be even
In the book Hayley has to deal with her father who is a total trainwreck and she has to fight with herself sometimes and even her friends because her father is holding her back to do things she wants to do and achieve things when wants to do it aswell. A part of the story also expresses how she doesn’t like it when other people neglect her because of their problems until she realizes that’s what she’s doing. But the book went to other people's struggles and how she has an impact on it and that she isn’t alone at all. In the song he shows different moments of his thoughts can have a huge damage on his life and how gets through them by expressing things to show that he is in control and his fears aren’t. “Three lights are lit but the fourth one's out. I can tell cause it's a bit darker than the last night's bout.I forgot about the drought of light bulbs in this house”. that verse explains how his thoughts are slowly taking control of his mindset he’s stronger than ever and will do anything to get anything that has light or happiness. But three lights are lit but the fourth ones out is a metaphorical way of speaking that his mental state is slowing going down and the things he once had are now gone. But he knows that his thoughts are overpowering him and all he wants to be is free and happy and
In one stanza, she says that, “Until you have walked in my shoes for a while/ And had a taste of my lifestyle.” Foston repeat the phrase “Until you have…” to emphasize that unless one has been her they have no idea what she has to deal with or what her situation is like. Additionally, her repetition of, “You don't live on my street,” with a slight variation each time really highlights the fact that not many people really know what she is going through. Lastly, she questions if, “Well do you have rats running ‘cross your head/ Every time you lay down in you broke down bed.”
Throughout history, poets had experimented with different forms of figurative language. Figurative language allows a poet to express his or her meaning within a poem. The beauty of using the various forms of figurative language is the ability to convey deep meaning in a condensed fashion. There are many different figures of speech that a poet can use such as: simile, paradox, metaphor, alliteration, and anaphora. These examples only represent a fraction of the different forms, but are amongst the most well-known. The use of anaphora in a poem, by a poet, is one of the best ways to apply weight or emphasis on a particular segment. Not only does an anaphora place emphasis, but it can also aid in setting the tone, or over all “feel” a reader receives from a poem. Poets such as Walt Whitman, Conrad Aiken, and Frances Osgood provide poems that show how the use of anaphora can effect unity, feeling, and structure of a poem.
The second stanza begins with a series of rhetorical questions that express the woman's inner struggle. The second question is her response to the dark encroachment of the procession, and the third question answers the previous two. The randomness of this questioning illustrates the disorganized nature of her thinking, and an answer finally surfaces when she decides that "divinity must live within herself." A list of positive and negative emotions that she has experienced as a result of nature provides further explanation of the divinity she hopes she possesses within. The realization that these emotions "are the measures destined for her soul" ends the stanza with a feeling of hopefulness.
The title of the song I will be analyzing is “Thing called Love” written by NF.This is an emotional rap rapping about how love could be a powerful emotion which can impact your life in a negative way and a positive. There is an abundant of themes in “Thing called Love” but, I believe the theme might be love can be something that can break us or it can help us grow. NF uses a diversity of figurative language devices,three of them are, personification, hyperbole ,and metaphor. In the chorus the personification is “This thing called love can be so cold”this is saying that love may not show any emotion or hospitality. The hyperbole”I’d rather spend a minute with love in my life than go a million years without knowing what it’s like”.
The final stanza creates a vivid picture in your mind when read. If you can imagine anything that has to do with winning, or a victory of some kind, you can see what she is speaking about. For example, if someone was in a race, it would be better to see the winner cross the finish line, and know you almost made it; than to be so far behind that you had no chance of winning.
...guage and diction demonstrates the harsh truth in evading one’s problems as a solution. Behind the positive and uplifting tone which brings life and joy to someone who hasn’t felt such emotions for so long, the introspectively honest and melancholy truth shines as the real meaning behind the song. Overall, while it is beneficial to free oneself from societal standards that inhibit being true to one’s morals and values, man cannot sincerely “let the storm rage on” (8.6) without suffering nor acknowledging its presence. While one can, for a time, feel free and boundless from the fears that they outrun, they are not really free from their anxieties, and it will always be there to hinder them from actually letting go. Ultimately, in order to be truly comfortable with oneself and genuinely let go of past inhibitions, one must find the courage to face their storm inside.