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2-25-15 Warm up #9 -Write your analysis and conclusions for each CEA thread.
Homework - Finish your three CEA paragraphs. Need a claim, context, evidence, analysis, and transition sentence for each paragraph. 2
Example CEA for Coming of Age CD Project The artists Matchbox Twenty, Christina Perri, and Sia use characterization to illustrate that when one comes of age the person acknowledges their fears. In Matchbox Twenty’s “Bent” the dependent character is afraid of his own fragility and relies on others to overcome his fear. In the first verse of the song, the singer wonders if he “falls along the way” whether or not his adversary will “pick [him] up and dust [him] off.” These curiosities reveal an insecurity and susceptibility to fear because the character is emotionally fragile. Furthermore, In the chorus of the song, the singer asks for help because he is “bent” and scared” that he will never be “put back together.” The word “bent” implies a metaphorically contorted, disfigured state of mind, not allowing this character to take ownership of his own fear. He is desperately seeking for someone to save him because he is completely ill-equipped emotionally to handle his own “fall.” While Matchbox 20’s character is unable to triumph his trepidation, Christina Perri invites pain to gnaw its way into her world. In Perri’s “Human” the self-aware character accepts that fear of pain is a natural extension to her humanity. In the first verse of her song, Perri begins every sentence with the words “I can” and ends the verse with “I can do it.” Her “can do” spirit allows her to “play a part” for the one that she loves but in the chorus of the song, there is a shift. She informs her lover that she is not indestructible and immune to pain. She uses the verbs “crash” and “break down” and the metaphor of “knives in my heart” to reveal her fragility to her lover and his hurtful words, reminding him that she is “only human.” In owning the pain, she is a dynamic character taking charge of her own humanity. Although Perri allows pain to stir her life, Sia does not permit intimidations to penetrate her livelihood. In Sia’s “Titanium” the resilient character understands that she is the target for destruction, but stands up to this potential pain, and eliminates all fear. In the chorus of the song, the character uses the metaphor of "shooting" to compare her adversary's attempt to destroy her. However, unlike the previous two characters from "Bent" and "Human," this character "won't fall." She even calls herself "titanium," repeatedly in the song, a metaphor to signify her superhuman ability to deflect any pain that attempts to even come her way like a "ricochet." Her self-awareness empowers her to channel her strength to prevent the fear of pain from another. She refuses to succumb to the notion that she is human and therefore must endure misery. Her ability to shut off her own vulnerability makes her the only character in control of her own fear. Sia is a prime example of a human being in charge of her own emotions, her own misery, her own fate.