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The Worst - Jhene Aiko

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Laasia Holley

on 17 January 2014

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Transcript of The Worst - Jhene Aiko

The Worst - Jhene Aiko
Literary Analysis

Alot of themes are connected to this song, but this one sparked the most. In the lyrics, Jhene is describing what she thought was a relationship. A ex used and blinded her with all the good and things she wanted to hear. Only to hide what he really wanted. What she thought was a real relationship, wasn't and nothing was the same again.

The Worst - Jhene Aiko Lyrics

Point of View
Jhene Aiko wrote these lyrics with a insulting, and sarcastic tone. She is throwing jabs at her ex because before he met her, he was nothing. And now his ego is getting the best of him.
Jhene is using sarcasm to insult her ex. She says "Don't take it personal" to make her words seem not hurtful but then describes him as "The Worst". Being the worst is not something to be proud of. He is cruel, and deceiving for hurting her. She wants him to feel the pain she felt.
"And don't take it personal
But you're the worst
You know what you've done to me"

"I don't need you but I want you
I don't mean to but I love you"
Jhene Aiko describes Couplet in these lyrics.
She uses two lines that rhyme and have the same length to interpret that she doesn't need her ex in her life because of the wrong he did. But she is still emotionally attached to him.
"You said that you would come again
You that we would remain friends but
You know that I do not depend on
Nothing or no one
So why would you show up
So uninvited then
Just change my mind like that"
The conflict is man vs. man. Jhene Aiko vs. Her ex. She is referring to when her and her ex broke up. He tells her that he will keep in touch, which they both know he wouldn't. He only said it because it was the right thing to say at the moment. After he leaves her life, she starts to regain herself. He shows up again knowing she'll take him back.
"Please don't take this personal
But you ain't shit
And you weren't special
Til I made you so
You better act like you know"
"I never listen, no
I should have figured though
All that shit you was spittin', so unoriginal
But it was you, so I was with it
And tell you the truth, wish we never did it"

The point of view is first person. Jhene Aiko uses "I" throughout the song speaking about her personal life.

"Funny how everything changed
Once you got all that you wanted
Nothing was ever the same"

In the real world, some people will say, and do anything to get what they need. Even if it means having to tell a lie, or deceive others.
It also involves a
Stream of Consciousness
. She expressed her thoughts and feelings that she felt from a past relationship.
"Everybody's like, he's no item
Please don't
He don't
He one
These lyrics represent rhythm. It corresponds with a beat and the lyrics follows a pattern of words that flows together.
(Like em, wife em, one nights em.)

"I think your pride is just in the way like a bitch"
The lyrics represent a simile because she is using a his pride and a bitch and comparing the two using "like or as". He is acting like a little kid, or one who can't handle something.
"If you cannot stay down
Then you do not have to pretend
Like there is no way out"
This is a Litote because she is making a statement but meaning the opposite of the statement negatively. Shes explaining how if he is not going to be in the relationship fully and put in 100% then he shouldn't pretend to. Just leave before things get bad.
what you say now?
me what you say"
An Anaphora is repetition of a word or phase in the beginning of words groups. In these lyrics, "Tell is repeated, and "what you say".
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