Homework – Imagery in Song Lyrics

Hello,

Please upload your three paragraphs below.

They should be:

1) A paragraph on how depression is explored in Cosmic Love.

2) and 3) Choose a theme explored in Wrecking Ball and describe how it is explored.

 

Lyrics sheet is attached, but you should have your own copy to make notes.

Imagery in Song Lyrics

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6 thoughts on “Homework – Imagery in Song Lyrics

  1. 1) The lyrics ‘So darkness I became’ gives the impression that she is lonely and depressed from her relationship. This is continued throughout the piece with words of dark connotations such as blind,shadow and twilight which provide the reader with a good sense of how potent this feeling of depression truly was.

    2) The theme of hopelessness is explored throughout ‘Wrecking Ball’, an example of this theme would be the line ‘I can’t live a lie, running for a life” which gives the idea that she is trapped in a persona of her own creation and she is determined to live a normal life, words such as lie and life conflict with each other by relating to the persona she has created.This is continued verse to verse and the only option she finds is to destroy it just as a wrecking ball causes destruction.

    3)A second example of this theme would be in the opening verse in which the lines ‘We clawed, we chained, our hearts in vain’. The artists use of alliteration of the violent ‘c’ sound emphasises the lack of resolution despite how destructive she was. The phrase ‘Hearts in vain’ continues this sense of hopelessness with the word ‘vain’ which examines how futile her efforts are. This leads on to the next lines which continue to develop on this feeling.

  2. 1) The artists lyrics ‘No dawn, no day, i’m always in this twilight’ which the singer is portraying her depression as this is suggesting that there is no new bright morning, no new day that will get better by saying ‘no dawn’. The artist is also using repetition of the word ‘no’ which makes everything even more negative. Likewise ‘twilight’ is emphasizing a dark or gloomy stage in her life that she does not want to get out of, as if she stuck in an endless loop.

    2) The theme that is featured in ‘Wrecking Ball’ is hopeless love. ‘We kissed, I fell under your spell’ emphasizes her falling in love after one kiss, just as cliche as ‘love at first sight’. She fell in love automatically; too quickly may be. On the other hand this lyric also reminds us of a Disney princess film, like a fairy tale which could mean that everything was fake and relationship was not real, as if it was just all an act.

    3) Another theme that is in this song is being controlled. The lyric ‘We jumped never asking why’ is suggesting that she is under constant control and she does not question the order, if she does there will be some ‘consequence’ to it (‘never asking why’).This again shows that they both rushed into things that bit too fast and now the ‘consequence’ is loosing her partner. Another popular lyric ‘You say jump, I say how high’ is a clear influence on this because it is making it visible that she is only doing what she is getting told to do and going along with it, as if she has been taught this throughout her whole life.

  3. We see the issue of pain in Miley Cyrus’s song ‘Wrecking Ball’. This is shown thorught the verse how she c’clawed’ metaphorically meaning that hey never got on yet magically fell in love him him trapped under his ‘spell’, dark affection.

  4. The theme of depression is explored throughout the lyrics of ‘Cosmic Love’. The lyrics tell us how she will never escape the darkness and she is ‘always in thr twighlight’. There is no positive words throught the song and no hope for getting out and away from the dark, making her seem infatuated with this man leaving her in depression.

  5. The theme of depression is explored thoroughly throughout Florence and the Machine’s ‘Cosmic Love’. ‘So darkness I became’ shows that she, herself, has become the darkness. She has been taken over and has lost herself. The repetition of ‘darkness’ reinforces this and shows she is in a very dark place in her life.

    The theme of conflict is explored thoroughly throughout Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’. ‘Chained’ gives connotations of prison or confinement and shows that she felt trapped.

  6. The theme of depression is explored thoroughly throughout Florence and the Machine’s ‘Cosmic Love’. ‘ So darkness I became’ shows that she, herself, has become the darkness. She has been taken over and has lost herself. The repetition of ‘darkness’ reinforces this and shows she is in a very dark place in her life.

    The theme of conflict is explored thoroughly throughout Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’. ‘Chained’ gives connotations of prison or confinement. It shows that they never had a happy relationship but she was still so obssesed with him.

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