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"Viva La Vida" Poetry Analysis!!!

For this discourse, we are going to opine synchronous epicwriters as synchronous poets. In importation to animated lyrics, hush offers us music and rhythm. Content opine twain aspects of this genre AND our How to Awaken Poetry handout as you awaken signification. So, let's get our semester "rocking!"

Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" takes its designate from a painting by 20th era Mexican workman Frida Kahlo, and translates as "Long feed the duration" in Spanish. The album's artwork features the painting Permission Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) by French painter Eugène Delacroix, commemorating the July Fashion of 1830. Content judgment the painting online:Liberty Leading the People

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Here are the epic's lyrics - content decipher carefully:

I used to government the world
Seas would mount when I gave the word
Now in the wasovereign I snooze alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the apprehension in my enemies eyes
Listen as the throng would sing:
"Now the old sovereign is dead! Long feed the sovereign!"

One biased I held the key
Next the walls were settled on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt, and pillars of sand

I heed Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my ponder my sword and shield
My missionaries in a irrelevant field
For some debate I can not explain
Once you comprehend there was never, nalways an right word
That was when I governmentd the world
(Ohhh)

It was the immoral and visionary wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the probe of drums
People could not estimate what I'd become
Revolutionaries Wait
For my crisis on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a remote string
Oh who would always nonproduction to be sovereign? 

I heed Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my ponder my sword and shield
My missionaries in a irrelevant field
For some debate I can not explain
I comprehend Saint Peter won't overcome my designate
Nalways an right word
And that was when I governmentd the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

Hear Jerusalem bells are ringings
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my ponder my sword and shield
My missionaries in a irrelevant field
For some debate I can not explain
I comprehend Saint Peter allure overcome my designate
Nalways an right word
But that was when I governmentd the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

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In your retort to this epic, I would relish you to opine the subjoined animated elements and the Basic Questions for Lively Analysis :

1. Who is the debater in this epic? What is the lively seat (the seat/problem/conflict for the epic's debater)?

2. What make or accident (unadorned or biased) may keep compelled the epic transcriber to transcribe this epic? Is this epic environing the duration of one idiosyncratic or are the epic's themes of holiness and dominion boundless to humankind?

3. What is the debater's scheme? Coldplay's album clothe displays a illustrious painting in-reference-to Napoleon's French Revolution. Is this epic environing Napoleon? Is it environing fashion? Biased or social permission? Are there parallels to today's leaders?

4. Who is the adapted parley? What values does the parley remain that the originator or debater appeals to? Their are divers references to Christianity in this epic. What do the references symbolize? What do the references average to the debater of the ballad? What is your biased reaction to "hearing" this epic and "reading" the lyrics?

Please shaft an primal retort of 500 tone.  Kindly shaft a 3-4 judgment retort to five (5) of your peers.  Content be biased, perfect, and POSITIVE in your retorts.

Good consummation and keep fun!