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Don't Stop Believin' Literary Devices

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Raja Sadarangani

on 13 May 2014

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Transcript of Don't Stop Believin' Literary Devices

Don't Stop Believin' Literary Devices
Repetition
It goes on and on and on and on
Imagery
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
Journey's History
In 1973, Jounrey was formed in San Fransisco by by former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
The band disbanded in 1987 and reunited in 1995. In 1998, Steve Perry (the lead singer) was replaced.

Anecdote
Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere
Anthropomorphism/Personifcation
Their shadows searching
In the night
Characterization
Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world

Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
Tone
Uplifting and inspiring
Motif/Theme
Never give up
or in other words
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'
Rhyming
Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Setting
A singer in a
smokey room
Mood
Upbeat and cheerful
Chorus
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
Streetlights, people

Syntax
The endings on words are replaced with an ' (ex. Don't Stop Believi
n'
)
Amplification
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
Verse
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching
In the night
Streetlights, people
Livin' just to find emotion
Hidin' somewhere in the night
Stanza
A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on
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