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Write about a recent Bahamian song. Summarize briefly what the song is about. Then asses and analyze the song, explicating its meaning for someone who does not understand it. You can write about any images, figures or other techniques the song uses to con

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Edricca Knowles English 119 5 September 2011 First Cultural Component Write about a recent Bahamian song. Summarize briefly what the song is about. Then asses and analyze the song, explicating its meaning for someone who does not understand it. You can write about any images, figures or other techniques the song uses to convey meaning to an audience. Bahamians have expressed their talents and manifested a new meaning to the word "culture" through their infectious music and exuberant melodies. After being astonished by this beguiling sound, one will be able to appreciate Bahmian tradition, heritage, past and lifestyle. They have adapted the ability to bring their own experience into the music. They have captured not only the Bahamian people, but visitors that walk our soil. Some remarkable cultural icons include, Ronnie Butler, Davis "Gino-D" Eugene, Stevie S, Elon Moxey and K.B. "Stop the world and let me off" sung by Ezra Hepburn, can be described as a balled of an inconsolable man who has been struck with grief because of an unrequited love. ...read more.

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This song displays a clear theme which is unrequited love or despondency. This theme helps to convey the true meaning and it can also be related to the society of today. Sometimes people become so entwined in love or what they think is love and they lose themselves. They forget how it is to be independent. They become selfless and solely committed to that one person. They allow themselves to become weak. In this song, this man has lost all sense of belonging. It has affected him to point at which he no longer wants to live on planet earth. He has experienced a hurt of none other. No one can feel what he feels. The only cure would be for his lost love to accept him back. This song has many figurative languages. For example, the metaphor, "My dream world tumbled to the ground." This sentence explains how what he once cherished and held close to his heart is now gone. ...read more.

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We can look at this phrase like a glass window; you can fix it if it's broken, but you can still see the crack in the reflection. His heart was torn inside out and nothing can repair it. The damage is too deep. This song also has a rhyming pattern. For example, "Stop all this burning up inside I know her love for me has died." This is very effective because its gives the audience a better way to understand the true meaning. It is also entertaining and can attract many different reading groups. The rhyming of each verse is critical to understanding the theme of heartbreak. In conclusion, we can see how Bahamian music have changed the viewpoint of many people and impacted their lives, giving them an open-minded look on issues that face our society. This song shows us that when you lose a companion, you lose yourself. In my analysis of this song, I discovered techniques such as figurative language, repetition, diction, theme and irony that help to convey the true meaning of the song. ...read more.

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