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Another Day in Paradise

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Transcript of Another Day in Paradise

Poverty - Another Day in Paradise
Poverty
Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. (Wikipedia)
Song Introduction
Artist: Phil Colin
Title: Another Day in Paradise
Year: 1989
Overview
Social Issue: Poverty
Song Introduction
Artist and Title
Song Analysis
Poetic Devices
Meaning
Message
Song Analysis (Meaning)
- Homeless / the poor calls out for help
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It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep
-Got blisters on the soles of her feet
-You can tell from the lines on her face
Song Analysis (Poetic Devices)
Rhyme:
street, sleep
her, there
street, feet
crying, trying
face, place
Global Poverty
Nearly 1/2 of the world's population — more than 3 million people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, that's less than $1.25 a day. 2. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty
Poverty in Hong Kong
0.27 million poor households, 0.66 million living in poverty and 9.8% of the entire population. (2013)
SCMP poverty study shows that the expenditure of the bottom 30 per cent of households exceeds their income. Those living in public housing do feel slightly better off as they are protected from private rental costs. (2014)
Song Analysis (Message)
- Mr. Colin urges listeners not to turn a blind eye on poverty
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think about it
-is there nothing more anybody can do?
Conclusion
What can we do?
- Donate money to charities
- Bring food for homeless
- Volunteer
- Be less wasteful
F.3 English Literature
References:
1. Wikipedia
2. https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty
3. Hong Kong Poverty Situation 2013
4. http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1525874/wealth-gap-will-break-hong-kong-if-we-dont-change-economic-order?page=all
Rhetorical question:
-Is there nothing more anybody can do?
- but no one provides assistance
-
He pretends he can't hear her
- we live comfortably
-'cause another day for you and me in paradise
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