Literary Sound In Lyrics [Autosaved]

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Literary Sound In Lyrics [Autosaved]

  1. 1. Literary Sound In Lyrics By Reina Connolly
  2. 2. Rhyme Slide <ul><li>Just the Way You Are – By Billy Joel </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go changing, to try and please me </li></ul><ul><li>You never let me down before </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t imagine you’re to familiar </li></ul><ul><li>And I don’t see you anymore </li></ul><ul><li>I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble </li></ul><ul><li>We never could have come this far </li></ul><ul><li>I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll take you just the way you are </li></ul>
  3. 3. Explanation of Rhyme <ul><li>These song lyrics consist of eight lines with a rhyme pattern of A, B, C, B. In other words, the second and fourth lines rhyme with the last syllable. For example, before and anymore rhyme. In addition, far and are rhyme. These pairs of words have similar sounds produce by the same vowels. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Onomatopoeia Slide (Old MacDonald Had A Farm By, Trent Steel) <ul><li>Old MacDonald had a farm Ee i ee i o And on his farm he had some chicks Ee i ee i o With a cluck-cluck here And a cluck-cluck there Here a cluck, there a cluck Everywhere a cluck-cluck Old MacDonald had a farm Ee i ee i o </li></ul>
  5. 5. Explanation of Onomatopoeia <ul><li>The definition of onomatopoeia is “the formation of a word, as cuckoo or boom, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.” ( http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Onomatopoeia%20 ) In Old MacDonald Had A Farm, the words “cluck-cluck”imitate the sound that a chicken makes. The song continues with other representations of animal sounds . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Repetition <ul><li>You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) – By Thomas Salter </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up </li></ul><ul><li>It’s just the wait of the world </li></ul><ul><li>When your heart’s heavy I </li></ul><ul><li>I will lift it for you </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up </li></ul><ul><li>Because you want to be heard </li></ul><ul><li>If silence keeps you I </li></ul><ul><li>I will break it for you </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up </li></ul><ul><li>It’s just the hurt that you hide </li></ul><ul><li>When you’re lost inside I </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll be there to find you </li></ul>
  7. 7. Explanation of Repetition <ul><li>Repetition as a literary sound device is “The return of a word, phrase, stanza form, or effect in any form of literature. Repetition is an effective literary device that may bring comfort, suggest order, or add special meaning to a piece of literature .” ( http://library.thinkquest.org/23846/library/terms/index.html ) Every stanza in the song begins with the line “Don’t Give Up.” In this case, “Don’t Give Up” provides a special meaning to the song along with a sense of order and comfort. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Alliteration <ul><li>Where Are The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (From Camelot) </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t be bid and bargained for like beads in a bazaar. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Explanation of Alliteration <ul><li>Alliteration is “the commencement of two or more words of a word group with </li></ul><ul><li>the same letter, as in apt alliteration's artful aid.” ( http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/alliteration ) </li></ul><ul><li>In this case, the words that begin with b represents consonance. For instance, the words </li></ul><ul><li>bid, bargained, beads, and bazaar all begin with the constant sound b. “These words </li></ul><ul><li>provide an interesting twist to the lyrics as well as flow. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rhythm Slide <ul><li>Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>By Timothy Murphy </li></ul><ul><li>Had I known, only known when I lived so near, I'd have gone, gladly gone foregoing my fear of the wholly grown and the nearly great. But I learned alone, so I learned too late. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Explanation of Rhythm <ul><li>Rhythm, as a literary device is a regular pattern of long and short sounds that produces a beat. In the poem, Mentor by Timothy Murphy, rhythm is produced by arranging the words in lines with syllables of almost equal length. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Honors Portion <ul><li>There are many sound devices which create richness within poetic pieces and lyrics. However, with so many literary devices used in past and modern-day literature, an individual might prefer one style of poetry over another. In my opinion, the literary device that appeals to me is repetition. The reason why repetition is my favorite sound device is because it gives meaning to the piece of literary work or in music especially. As a singer and a heavy poetry reader, repetition of words, phrases, sentence patterns gives me a strong sense of understanding when interpreting lyrics and poetry. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Honors Portion <ul><li>In addition, the repetition gives me a visual illustration of what the poetry and lyrics are trying to portray such as a certain theme or emotion. Therefore, repetition makes the poetry or piece of music more personal. </li></ul>

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