Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Stereo Hearts

No description

Jack Hilton

on 17 October 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Stereo Hearts

Stereo Hearts
Gym Class Heroes
By Maryam

Literary devices help turn simple sentences into beautiful and memorable writing and songs. For example, the song "Stereo Hearts" , It helps a person to better connect and understand what's being said. It helps make the song effective and enriches what a person hears.
The overall message of the song "Stereo Hearts" is, loving a person and trusting them. Making sure that a person loves another for who he is, and not leaving them. The songwriter is comparing his heart to a stereo saying it's beating for his loved one. Also he wants his loved one to love him and accept him despite his flaws. As stated "Furthermore, I apologize for any skipping tracks" and, "If I was an old-school fifty pound boombox, would you hold me on your shoulder wherever you walk".

Poetic devices help build up a song. It is a technique or tool used in poetry, songs, and all types of writing to make them better. It helps a person to better imagine and connect to what is being said. A good example of this is, the song "Stereo Hearts". Here two lines of poetic devices will be discussed at length.

The first device is in line 1 of stanza one: "My heart's a Stereo". This is an example of a metaphor because it is comparing a heart to a stereo without using the words "like" or" as". The songwriter is showing his beloved, the love he has for her. This is showing how a stereo and a heart are so alike . A stereo can beat fast and so can a heart. The songwriter is making the connection between a heart and a stereo showing how his heart beats for the girl, and you can hear them both.

The next poetic device is found on line 54 of stanza 8: "Thought love was dead but now your changing my mind". This line is a type of personification because, it is giving a human quality to a non-living thing. In this case, a human characteristic has been given to love; love cannot die as it was never living in the first place. The songwriter is showing how he didn't think or pay muck attention to love, but now after finding his own true love, he is thinking differently. This also shows how much he loves this individual, his opinion changed for her.

Point 1:
The song "Stereo Hearts" has been created and preformed by a group of four guys named "Gym Class Heroes".
Point 2
They are an American rap rock group from Geneva, New York, and United States.
Point 3
The names of these four guys are,
Travie McCoy, Matt McGinley,
Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo,
and Eric Roberts.
Point 4
The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during his high school gym class. That's how they got the name "Gym Class Heroes".
Point 5
They played and preformed songs at birthday parties and clubs.
Point 6
They all have a different and important part which they played. Travie McCoy is the lead singer. Matt McGinley plays the drums and percussion. Disashi Lumumba–Kasongo plays the guitar and is the backing vocals. Last but not least, Eric Roberts plays the bass, and is also the backing vocals.
Part 9
In 2007 the group won an MTV Video Music Awards for Best New Artist.
Point 8
They started to become successful in 2003 and 2004. They then slowly built an online fan base, with the help of websites such as Onloq.com, which featured video by the band.
Point 7
Gym Class Heroes released four self-produced CDs:
“Hed Candy” (1999),
“Greasy Kids Stuff” (2000),
“For the Kids” (2001) and
“Papercut Chronicles EP” (2004).
Point 10
In 2006, the group released a gold-selling album, “As Cruel as School Children.”
"Hear my thoughts in every no-o-o-te"
I chose this picture because it really helps show how the songwriter wants his loved one to understand how much he loves her. This picture helps represent the theme because the songwriter is justifying his love.
"If I was just another dusty record on the shelf"
I chose this picture because it helped me to see what the songwriter was trying to say. This represents the overall message because the songwriter is wondering if the girl was going to be there for him or just “play him like everybody else”.
"Make me your radio
And turn me up when you feel low"
I chose this image because I thought it was really sweet the way he cared so much.
This image helps represent the theme because this picture is showing how much he loves her.
"I only pray you'll never leave me behind"
I chose this image because I felt like I understood how the individual felt.
This image represents the overall message because it shows how he never wants her to leave.
"I'd sing it softly in your ear
and grab you by the hand"
I chose this image because this sentence had strong imagery.
This image represents the overall message it showing the love he has for the girl.
Full transcript