2Simile and/or Metaphor Simile and/or Metaphor Example“Many rivers to cross But I can't seem to find my way over”The meaning of this Metaphor is: This person has so much trouble he can’t see how things will get better
3Simile and/or Metaphor Part 2 Simile and/or Metaphor Example“I've been licked, washed up for years and I merely survive because of my pride.”The meaning of this Metaphor is: He has been shaken around like something washed around in a storm
4Other Descriptive/Figurative Language Play on Words, Personification, Hyperbole, Strong Images“This loneliness won’t leave me alone.”It’s an example of personificationThis is effective for me because I can imagine the loneliness like it is a person following the singer
5Playing with Sounds Rhymes and Near Rhyme Rhyme Example“And this loneliness won't leave me alone It's such a drag to be on your own….”“I'm playing for time There'll be times I find myself thinking Of committing some dreadful crime.”Near Rhyme Example“There'll be times I find myself thinking”
6Playing with Sounds Alliteration and Assonance Alliteration Example:“And this loneliness won't leave me alone”Assonance Example:“This loneliness won’t leave me alone.”“I merely survive because of my pride”Effect in the song:The first assonance +alliteration make it seem like the singer is moaning in pain.
7Point of View Which Type? First person(I) “Many rivers to cross But I can’t seem to find my way over”
8AudienceI feel like he is singing to himself, people in general or maybe to God.“I can’t seem to find my way over”“There'll be times I find myself thinking Of committing some dreadful crime.”
9What Is the Story/Message/ Main Idea of the Song? This character doesn’t know how to solve his problems and feels desperate.“Many rivers to cross/ but just where to begin/ I'm playing for time”
10Music/Instruments Instruments used are: organ, drums, electric guitar Tempo/Speed is: slowTypes of Voices used area male voice backed by female chorusThe music adds to the mood/story of the song. The slow organ and the high voices gives it kind of a soulful churchy feel, kind of like he is asking God for help
11What Is the Mood/Feeling of the Song The mood/feeling of the Song is sad.“Many rivers to cross But I can't seem to find my way over… And this loneliness won't leave me alone It's such a drag to be on your own”
12Why I Chose This SongI chose this song because it’s one of those sad songs that somehow makes you happier when you sing along to it really loudly.
13Other Information/If You like this Song… “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley“No Woman No Cry” by Bob Marley“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash
14Credits White Cliffs of Dover, VeRoNIK on Flickr River, SR Ardo on FlickrMicrosoft Clip Art