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"Blown Away"

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Transcript of "Blown Away"

Blown Away
By: Carrie UnderWood

"Blown Away"
1 Dry lightning cracks across the skies A
2 Those storm clouds gather in her eyes A
3 Her daddy was a mean old mister B
4 Mama was an angel in the ground C
5 The weather man called for a twister B
6 She prayed blow it down D

7 There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma E
8 To wash the sins out of that house F
9 There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma E
10 To rip the nails out of the past G

[Chorus:]
11 Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away, H
12 Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away H
13 'til there’s nothing left standing, I
14 Nothing left of yesterday J
15 Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, H
16 Blown away H

29 There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma E
30 To wash the sins out of that house F
31 There’s not enough wind in Oklahoma E
32 To rip the nails out of the past G

33 Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away (blown away) H
34 Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away (blown away) H
35 'til there’s nothing left standing, I
36 Nothing left of yesterday (blown away) J
37 Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, H

38 Blown away, blown away, blown away, blown away H 17 She heard those sirens screaming out K
18 Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch L
19 She locked herself in the cellar M
20 Listened to the screaming of the wind N
21 Some people called it taking shelter O
22 She called it sweet revenge P [Chorus:]
23 Shatter every window 'til it’s all blown away, H
24 Every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away H
25 'til there’s nothing left standing, I
26 Nothing left of yesterday J
27 Every tear-soaked whiskey memory blown away, H
28 Blown away H I think this song is a narrative poem, because it tells a story. For example in lines seven and eight the poet says "There's not enough rain in Oklahoma, to wash the sins out of that house." This is saying that so many horrible things have happened in that house that nothing could make it better. This song is also a narrative poem because it is about a girl with a rough past, it has characters. It says in lines three and four "Her daddy was a mean old mister, mama was an angel in the ground." This quote shows that there are characters. I think the song "Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood is about a girl with a very rough past. This quote, "There's not enough wind in Oklahoma to rip the nails out of the past" represents there being too many bad memories in her past to forget about. The song is telling a story about a girl wanting to forget her troubled past. The quote "Her daddy was a mean old mister, mama was an angel in the ground" shows that her father wasn't very nice and her mother had past away. Rhyme Types "Dry lightning cracks across the skies, those storm clouds gather in her eyes"
In lines one and two I found an end rhyme and a slant rhyme. This would also be a masculine rhyme. "*Her daddy was a mean old mister, mama was an angel in the ground. *The weather man called for a twister"
In lines three and five I found an end rhyme and a full rhyme. This would also be a feminine rhyme. Line 1: " Dry lightning cracks across the sky" This would be onomatopoeia because lightning doesn't "crack" across the sky, it strikes.

Line 2: "Those storm clouds gather in her eyes" This would be a metaphor because its comparing the storm clouds to the tears in her eyes.

Line 4: "Mama was an angel in the ground" This would be a metaphor because its saying her mom is an "angel in the ground" because her mom is in heaven and that she died.

Line 5: "The weather man called for a twister" This would be a metaphor because they're calling a tornado a twister.

Line 17: "She heard those sirens screaming out" This would be personification because the sirens were being given human-like qualities, such as a human's scream.

Line 20: "Listened to the screaming of the wind" This would be personification for the same reason as in line 17.

Line 22: "She called it sweet revenge" This would be an oxymoron because revenge is never sweet.

Figurative Language Line 3 & 4: Alliteration "Her daddy was a mean old mister, mama was an angel in the ground"

Line 11 & 12: Alliteration "Shatter every window 'till it's all blown away, every brick, every board, every slamming door blown away"

Line 17: Alliteration "She heard those sirens screaming out" Sound Devices Line 1: "Dry lightning cracks across the skies" This would be a colloquialism because by saying lightning cracks across the sky would be same as saying lightning strikes.

Line 2: "Those storm clouds gather in her eyes" This would be a euphemism because saying there are storm clouds in someone's eyes is the same as saying they're about to cry.

Line 4: "Mama was an angel in the ground" This would be an euphemism because saying she's an angel in the ground is same as saying she'd passed away and was in heaven.

Line 5: "The weather man called for a twister" This would be a colloquialism because calling for a twister would be the same as calling for a tornado.

Line 18: "Her daddy laid there passed out on the couch" This would be a euphemism because saying someone is passed out is the same as saying they're asleep. Euphemisms, Allusions, & Colloquialisms This narrative song keeps your attention throughout the song by using a lot of different figurative language and telling a story. Again, the song is about a girl with a troubled past. Her mother had past away and her father was very mean. The girl has had so many bad things happen to her that she wants to forget, and makes it seem as if she'd do pretty much anything just to forget the past. Conclusion Elements not Included Allusion
Hyperbole
Sight rhyme
Dramatic poem
Lyric poem
Assonance
Consonance
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