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"Stitches" by Shawn Mendes

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Kayley Paskell

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Transcript of "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes

"Stitches"
Message
-Moving on is the key to healing
~
"If I quit calling you my lover/ Move on"

-
Only you can heal yourself.
~
"Gotta get you out of my head"
~
"Now I'm gonna reap what I sow"
What Makes "Stitches" a Good Song?
-The use of literary devices
-The simplicity of the instruments
-The deepness of the messages shown throughout the song
Introduction
"Stitches" is performed by Canadian artist, Shawn Mendes. At the age of 17, Shawn created this heart wrenching musical journey and took the world by storm.
Literary Devices
-Metaphors/Similes
-Rhyming
-Hyperbole
-Repetition
Conclusion
Shawn Mendes
Kayla Kezema and Kayley Paskell
Mrs. Leanne Hintz
English Language Arts 30A
October 1, 2015
Kezema/Paskell 1
Kezema/Paskell 2
Kezema/Paskell 3
Metaphors/Similes
-"But no one's ever left me quite this sore/ Your words cut deeper than a knife/ Now I need someone to breathe me back to life"
~physical pain compared to emotional pain

-"Got a feeling that I'm going under"
~compares heart break to drowning

-"Just
like
a moth drawn to a flame"
~Shawn being drawn to the girl that causes pain to said Shawn
Rhyming
"...
before
/...
sore
/...
knife
/...
life
"

"...
kisses
/...
stitches
"

"...
thread
/...
head
"
Hyperbole
-"...bleed until I can't breathe"
~over exaggerating the pain he feels

-"And now that I'm without your kisses/ I'll be needing stitches"
~the loss of the girl won't result in the need of physical stitches
-"Gonna wind up dead"
~the level at which he misses his relationship will not result in his demise
Repetition
-Pre-Chorus
"Got a feeling that I'm going under.../...move on"
-Chorus
"You watch me bleed until I can't breathe.../...I'll be needing stitches"
-Bridge
"Needle and the thread/ Gotta get you out of my head/ Needle and the thread/ Gonna wind up dead"

~Repetition is used to put emphasis on the meaning and importance of the song.
Instruments
-acoustic guitars make for a more intimate and sad sound

-simplicity makes songs easy to cover, taking the experience to a new level

-less music draws more attention to the lyrics rather than more aggressive instruments

Kezema/Paskell 4
Kezema/Paskell 5

Once or twice in a lifetime a song comes along. A song that makes you feel things in your heart that you most likely have never felt before. This is one of those songs. This sick tune features many acts of brilliance that got this particular song to the brink of stardom. These features include fantastic literary devices, soothing and simple instruments as well as a relateable and heartfelt message that caresses the heart with a happy kind of saddness. We, the people, believe that this muscial master piece tells a mightly tale of heart break-the greatest pain of all. The eccentric, gorgeous artist, Shawn Mendes says that he needs stitches but said stitches are only a temporary relief from said pain. The scars from heartbreak will always remain in your heart and in your mind.
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