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"Take Me To Church" By: Hozier

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on 12 December 2014

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"Take Me To Church" By: Hozier


What is "Take Me To Church" really about?
The song "Take Me To Church" by Hozier is about how churches and organizations "undermine what it is to be human and to love someone."
Theme of "Take Me To Church"
The main theme of the song is that it's okay to undermine humanity. You don't have to follow by the so called "rules" of how YOU have to live your life.
TAKE ME TO CHURCH
Why it should be considered literature?
It uses many literary devices and has very strong and powerful lyrics throughout the song.
Madison Lockwood
Date: 12/08/14
Period 7, FAE

"I was born sick, but I love it."
What does it mean to me?
This song means a lot to me. It's very powerful lyrically and the video is showing the effects of gay hate crimes and groups against homosexuality, which is something I greatly support.

LYRIC #1:
"She's the giggle at a funeral."
Irony- Something that you say that means the complete opposite.
LYRIC #2:
"If the heavens ever did speak."
Personification- Giving human qualities to a non-living thing.
LYRIC #3:
" We were born sick, you heard them say it."
Hyperbole- Exaggerated statements that aren't mean to be taken literally.
LYRIC #4:
"I'll worship like a dog
at the shrine of your lies."
Similie- Comparing two things using like or as
All About Hozier:
Real name: Andrew Hozier-Byrne
Born March 17th, 1990 in Bray, County Wicklow

Graduated St. Gerard's school in 2009, then attended Trinity College.

Featured in Trinity Orchestra and toured all around the world with them, but his career didn't truly take off until 2013.

His song "Take Me To Church" was charted #1 in Ireland and was in the top 20 in the US immediately after it was released


LYRIC #5:
"Deathless death."
Oxymoron- A figure of speech in which a contradiction appears in itself
LYRIC #6:
"My lover's the sunlight."
Metaphor- A comparison not using like or as
LYRIC #7:
"In the madness and soil of that sad earthly scene; only then I am human, only then I am clean."
Imagery- Visual descriptive or figurative literature
CITATIONS:
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=32921
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_to_Church
http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/03/qa-hozier-on-gay-rights-sex-good-hair.html
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