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1 4KUW Viva La Vida By Coldplay

2 Why did I chose this song? One of my favorite songs & bands Familiarity Multiple Interpretations and Meanings

3 The speaker is a man who was once a king or official with power but lost it all due to his actions or circumstances. He seems to be reflecting due to the frequent use of past tense. Some people pinpoint the speaker to a specific person in history such as King Louis XVI or Napoléon. Who is the speaker?

4 1.Live life to the fullest and don’t take it for granted/ You don’t know what you’ve got until it is gone 2. Absolute power corrupts 3. Personal Struggles (public appeal) -Stating that kings go through the same troubles as everybody else -Song was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting “Viva la Vida” after her accident Lyric Analysis

5 I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice Feel the fear in my enemies’ eyes Listen as the crowd would sing “Now the old king is dead, long live the king!” One minute I held the key Next the walls were closed on me And I discovered that my castles stand Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand I hear Jerusalem bells ringing Roman cavalry choirs singing Be my mirror my sword and shield My missionaries in a foreign field For some reason I can’t explain Once you go there was never Never an honest word But that was when I ruled the world

6 It was the wicked and wild wind Blew down the doors to let me in Shattered windows and the sound of drums People couldn't believe what I'd become Revolutionaries wait For my head on a silver plate Just a puppet on a lonely string Oh, who would ever wanna be king? I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing Roman Cavalry choirs are singing Be my mirror, my sword and shield My missionaries in a foreign field For some reason I can't explain I know Saint Peter won't call my name Never an honest word But that was when I ruled the world

7 (n.)- 1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. 2. A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, esp. something abstract Metaphor

8 (n.)- Repeating a word, phrase, line, or stanza multiple times in a literary work Gives continuity Emphasizes a thought through reiteration Repetition

9 (n.)- figure of speech that makes a reference to, or a representation of, people, places, events, literary work, myths, or works of art, either directly or by implication Biblical/Religious Allusions Allusion

10 Julius Caesar: -Great politician of Rome who was “on top of the world” - Lost all power (death) -Lost his foundation -Was a feared general and official Marcus Brutus: -Was a well-respected politician but lost power after the people turned on him (lost foundation) -Made poor choice to murder Caesar -Was hunted and attacked by an army Compare the Experience: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

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