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Analyzing a Poem or a Song

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Himani Mistry

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Analyzing a Poem or a Song

Analyzing a Poem or a Song
-Most Lyrics of this song are straightforward.
-Not many double meanings.

"I apologize, to anyone who can truly say, he's found a better

"it's precious beauty lies just beyond the eye"

"Wish I could stop this world from fighting"

Literary terms
Hyperbole; "Feel so good, feel so good, it's frightening" 3rd verse

This is used to stress on the positives in life and to support the theme.
Southern Nights by Glen Campbell
Analyzing the
title of the song
Southern Nights,
Glen Campbell
-Noun, song could describe what
a Southern Night is.
-The feel and look
of a Southern Night
Prize: Two Candies per question
The main theme ; Life can be really bad at times but there's also so much good in life and things would be so much better if you focus on whats good in life.
But why?
Fifth verse ;" Southern nights have you ever noticed the beauty?..... Lies just beyond the eye. "
Majority of the song has calming lyrics and one negative line
Last Verse reflects upon an old mans life who thinks of the past.
What is the title of the song.
What is the theme?
In the lyrics, what "cries for joy?"
Name one verse.
Personification: "Not to mention the trees whistling tunes that you know." 1 st Verse

This verse is giving an human characteristic to something that is non-human.
The tone is
and portrays
lyrically, and instrumentally.

Ex. of a quote: "Southern skies, have you ever noticed Southern skies it's precious beauty.'

This phrase focuses on the positive aspects, rather than the negative.

- medium paced
- played lively
Simile: "free as a breeze"
1st verse

This verse is comparing
freedom to open breeze.
Some exceptions:
Southern nights
Have you ever felt a southern night
Free as a breeze

Not to mention the trees
Whistling tunes that you know

and love so
Southern Nights
Just as good even when closed your eyes
I apologize
To anyone who can truly say
That he's found a better way

Southern skies
Have you ever noticed
Southern skies
It's precious beauty
Lies just beyond the eye
It goes running through the soul
Like the stories told of old

Old man
He and his dog that walk the old land
Every flower touched his cold hand
As he slowly walked by
Weeping willows would cry for joy


Feels so good
Feels so good it's frightening
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting

Like this and many others
In the trees
Blow in the night
In the southern skies

Southern nights
They feel so good it's frightening
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting

Southern Nights
Glem Campbell
American country singer, television host and occasional actor
Target Audience
People who don't live in the south
telling them about the nights in south
the writer also tells the audience how the southern nights feel
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