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If I Die Young

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Transcript of If I Die Young

"If I Die Young" The Band Perry
Written by: Kimberly Perry Lyric or Ballad? Theme Allusion Repetition Alliteration Mood Tone &
Mood Tone Both! Started to sing at a young age
Siblings: Reid, Kimberly, and Neil Kimberly is eldest sibling
As a teenager, created band with brothers as "roadies"
Siblings united together in 2005 for "New Faces of Country Tour" as The Band Perry
Signed by Scott Borchetta's newly formed label, Republic Nashville Biography Lyric: song that expresses emotions
Emotions such as love (major), nostalgia, grief, melancholy
No definite pattern of meaning
Speaker is musing on thoughts
Ballad tells story
Story of life affected by death Un-identifiable speaker
Dreary
Haunting
Song does not give joyful ambiance
Wanted mood to have grief & sorrow
Though, positive message Depressing
Thought-provoking
Morbid
Created by instruments
Voice, beat, instruments "Lord, make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother." "The sharp knife, of a short life/Well, I've had just enough time." "...wearing white when..." First single, "Hip to My Heart"
2nd single, "If I Die Young," rose popularity
Recieved many awards in 2012
"If I Die Young" is certified a quardruple platinum with sales exceeding 4 million
Currently on tour and waiting release of second album, "Pioneer" The theme of the song
is to appreciate what life
gives you before it is taken
away. Annotations Euphemism "She'll know I'm safe with You when she stands under my colors." Assonance "...knife...life" Simile "Green as the ring on my my little cold finger." Symbolism "So put on your best, boys, and I'll wear my pearls." Juxtaposition "A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell 'em for a dollar." Connection to The Artist's Life Written by Kimberly Perry
Realized that it would be okay if she died
Although other aspirations, done everything needed to do
"Gather up your tears, keep 'em in your pocket/Save them for a time when you're really going to need them, oh."
Not saddened by death, believes others shouldn't be List of References http://www.last.fm/music/The+Band+Perry/+images/45271733
http://jpgmag.com/photos/1727150
http://bronies.wikia.com/wiki/File:Music-notes.png
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Band+Perry/+images/48873725
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Band+Perry/+images/48873725
http://www.proudphotography.com/forum/showthread.php/4834-Black-and-White-Rose
http://clipartist.info/www/TATARTIST.NET/S/sketchy_hearts_1_black_white_line_art_tattoo_tatoo.svg.html
http://www.metrolyrics.com/if-i-die-young-lyrics-the-band-perry.html
http://kfrog.cbslocal.com/2010/07/19/if-i-die-young-story-behind-the-lyrics
http://rwtverio.ncte.org/lessons/lesson_view468d.html
http://mimiko-ctes.blogspot.com/2011/10/black-and-white-sad-girls.html
http://www.cambridge2000.com/gallery/html/PC0317140.html
http://www.pianoplateau.com/content/if-i-die-young-band-perry Alludes to God's creation of man in the Bible The speaker is in Heaven lines are repeated throughout the song the "ife" sound is repeated Letter "w" repeated three times in a row Comparing color of ring to the color of her skin Pearls symbolize importance Small worth of a penny/greater worth of a dollar Kimberly Perry Reid Perry Neil Perry Pearls symbolize importance
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