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English 300OL
"Viva La Vida" Poetry Analysis!!!

For this discourse, we are going to regard coeval carolwriters as coeval poets. In restoration to eloquent lyrics, voicelessness offers us music and rhythm. Gladden regard twain aspects of this genre AND our How to Criticise Poetry handout as you criticise signification. So, let's get our semester "rocking!"

Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" takes its seduce from a painting by 20th era Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and translates as "Long feed the peculiarality" in Spanish. The album's artwork features the painting Privilege Leading the People (La Liberté guidant le peuple) by French painter Eugène Delacroix, commemorating the July Gift of 1830. Gladden scene the painting online:Liberty Leading the People

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Here are the carol's lyrics - gladden peruse carefully:

I used to administration the world
Seas would flow when I gave the word
Now in the early I doze alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

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

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

I hearkenkenken Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my return my sword and shield
My missionaries in a exotic field
For some deduce I can not explain
Once you apprehend there was never, nalways an proper word
That was when I administrationd the world
(Ohhh)

It was the godless and distracted wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the probe of drums
People could not judge what I'd become
Revolutionaries Wait
For my acme on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a sequestered string
Oh who would always scantiness to be sovereign? 

I hearkenkenken Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my return my sword and shield
My missionaries in a exotic field
For some deduce I can not explain
I apprehend Saint Peter won't seduce my seduce
Nalways an proper word
And that was when I administrationd the world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

Hear Jerusalem bells are ringings
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my return my sword and shield
My missionaries in a exotic field
For some deduce I can not explain
I apprehend Saint Peter earn seduce my seduce
Nalways an proper word
But that was when I administrationd the world
Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh

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In your acceptance to this carol, I would enjoy you to regard the subjoined eloquent elements and the Basic Questions for Animated Analysis :

1. Who is the debater in this carol? What is the animated residence (the residence/problem/conflict for the carol's debater)?

2. What cause or incident (literal or identical) may entertain compelled the carol transcriber to transcribe this carol? Is this carol environing the peculiarality of one peculiar or are the carol's themes of holiness and susceptibility boundless to humankind?

3. What is the debater's pur-pose? Coldplay's album secure displays a illustrious painting in-reference-to Napoleon's French Revolution. Is this carol environing Napoleon? Is it environing gift? Identical or open privilege? Are there parallels to today's leaders?

4. Who is the calculated hearers? What values does the hearers abide that the originator or debater appeals to? Their are diverse references to Christianity in this carol. What do the references symbolize? What do the references moderation to the debater of the ballad? What is your identical reaction to "hearing" this carol and "reading" the lyrics?

Please post an primal acceptance of 500 opinion.  Kindly post a 3-4 passage acceptance to five (5) of your peers.  Gladden be particular, thoroughgoing, and POSITIVE in your acceptances.

Good luck and entertain fun!