He deals the cards as a meditation And those he plays never suspect He doesnt play for the money he wins He doesnt play fo...
I know that the spades are the swords of asoldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money f...
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money ...
I know that the spades are the swords of asoldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money f...
Title: “Shape of My Heart:” Since the heart is a shape itself, the title at first seems redundant. The    connotations of ...
Attitude: honest, reflective, declaring his loveShifts: from third person to first person. At first, it describessomebodyd...
He deals the cards as a meditation                                                    Rhyme (continued in And those he pla...
I know that the spades are the swords of a soldierI know that the clubs are weapons of war             RefrainI know that ...
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  1. 1. He deals the cards as a meditation And those he plays never suspect He doesnt play for the money he wins He doesnt play for the respectHe deals the cards to find the answer The sacred geometry of chance The hidden law of probable outcome The numbers lead a dance
  2. 2. I know that the spades are the swords of asoldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money for thisartBut thats not the shape of my heartHe may play the jack of diamondsHe may lay the queen of spadesHe may conceal a king in his handWhile the memory of it fades
  3. 3. I know that the spades are the swords of a soldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money for this artBut thats not the shape of my heartThats not the shape, the shape of my heartAnd if I told you that I loved youYoud maybe think theres something wrongIm not a man of too many facesThe mask I wear is oneThose who speak know nothingAnd find out to their costLike those who curse their luck in too many placesAnd those who fear are lost
  4. 4. I know that the spades are the swords of asoldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money for thisartBut thats not the shape of my heartThats not the shape of my heart
  5. 5. Title: “Shape of My Heart:” Since the heart is a shape itself, the title at first seems redundant. The connotations of the word “heart” imply the poem will discuss matters of love and one’s true nature.Paraphrase: Though I gamble, I only hide myself under one persona. I love you, and it is not inspired by violent or monetary reasons.Connotations:Form-Divided into stanzas, refrain repeated 3x for emphasisDiction-uses words associated with gambling, implying that matters of love are risky and full of chancesImagery- associated with cards/gambling once again, depicts the different types of cards. Mostly relies on visual imagery, not too descriptivePOV: 1st person, meant to connect with listenersDetails:Allusions: noneSymbolism: cards—the other ones represent money, or war, but the “shape of my heart” symbolizes none of those thingsFigurative language: symbolism(clubs are weapons of war, spades are sword of a soldier, diamonds are money), rhyme (ABCB), extended metaphorOther devices: irony: “Those who speak know nothing”
  6. 6. Attitude: honest, reflective, declaring his loveShifts: from third person to first person. At first, it describessomebodydealing the cards. Generally, we associate the idea of a card dealerwith God, or at least some sort of power figure. Then, the focus ison the speaker himself. Finally, it is on the general public.Title: the poem describes the motivations and aspirations of thespeaker, which are generally associated with one’s heart.Theme: Subjects include cards, love, and motivations. The poem’smessage is against the materialism and concerns for reputationthat plague society; one’s heart, by virtue of being a heart, shouldnot be concerned with such things. It also comments on therandomness of what life deals.
  7. 7. He deals the cards as a meditation Rhyme (continued in And those he plays never suspect ABCB for rest of song) He doesnt play for the money he wins He doesnt play for the respect ParallelismHe deals the cards to find the answerThe sacred geometry of chanceThe hidden law of probable outcome PersonificationThe numbers lead a dance I know that the spades are the swords of a soldierParallelism I know that the clubs are weapons of war I know that diamonds mean money for this art But thats not the shape of my heart He may play the jack of diamonds Not his He may lay the queen of spades physical heart, He may conceal a king in his hand but While the memory of it fades symbolizes his motivations, his loves
  8. 8. I know that the spades are the swords of a soldierI know that the clubs are weapons of war RefrainI know that diamonds mean money for this art (second andBut thats not the shape of my heart third times)Thats not the shape, the shape of my heartAnd if I told you that I loved youYoud maybe think theres something wrongIm not a man of too many facesThe mask I wear is oneThose who speak know nothing RepetitionAnd find out to their costLike those who curse their luck in too many placesAnd those who fear are lostI know that the spades are the swords of a soldierI know that the clubs are weapons of warI know that diamonds mean money for this artBut thats not the shape of my heartThat’s not the shape of my heart

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