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Poetry and songs

Jorge G贸mez 4潞 ESO


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Page 2: Poem Page 3: Image of the poem Page 4: Analysis of the poem P창ge 5: Song Page 6: Image of the song Page 7: Analysis of the song Page 8: Bibliographical references

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Alone From childhood's hour I have not been 8 A As others were; I have not seen 8 A As others saw; I could not bring 8 B My passions from a common spring. 8 B From the same source I have not taken 9 C My sorrow; I could not awaken 8 C My heart to joy at the same tone; 8 D And all I loved, I loved alone. 9 D Then- in my childhood, in the dawn 8 E Of a most stormy life- was drawn 8 E From every depth of good and ill 8 F The mystery which binds me still: 8 F From the torrent, or the fountain, 8 G From the red cliff of the mountain, 8 G From the sun that round me rolled 8 H In its autumn tint of gold, 7 h From the lightning in the sky 7 i As it passed me flying by, 7 i From the thunder and the storm, 7 j And the cloud that took the form 7 j (When the rest of Heaven was blue) 8 K Of a demon in my view. 7 k

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Analysis The title of the poem refers to a feeling, he feels so alone and it’s symbolic. The author speaks in the poem, it’s an omniscient narrator because he speaks about his childhood. It has got a normal structure, it has got one stanza and it has got twenty two lines. It has got verbs in active and passive form. The poem was written in 1829. It has got a rhythm because there are 8 syllables in most of lines. There are two similes: “...I have not been as other were” and “I have not seen as others saw”. These sentences are similes because he use the word “as” and it’s a comparison. The poem is about his childhood, he feels alone and he isn’t like the others. He feels very sad for that, and he see all negative because he hasn’t got friends, he’s alone. Enjambment simil: The sentences are broken because they start in one line and finish in other line. The author, Edgar Allan Poe, Poe was born in Boston, in 1809, and he died in 1849, in Baltimore. Poe wrote a lot of poems, stories, novels...Poe was journalist too, he was a romantic writer and he had problems with alcohol and people think that he died because of that. His parents died when he was very young.

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Song Yesterday, There was so many things I was never told Now that I'm startin' to learn I feel I'm growing old 'Cause yesterday's got nothin' for me Old pictures that I'll always see Some things could be better In my book of memories Prayers in my pocket And no hand in destiny I'll keep on movin' along With no time to plant my feet 'Cause yesterday's got nothin' for me Old pictures that I'll always see Some things could be better If we'd all just let them be Yesterday's got nothin' for me Yesterday's got nothin' for me Got nothin' for me Yesterday, There was so many things I was never shown Suddenly this time I found I'm on the streets and I'm all alone Yesterday's got nothin' for me Old pictures that I'll always see I ain't got time to reminisce old novelties Yesterday's got nothin' for me Yesterday's got nothin' for me Yesterday's got nothin' for me Yesterday

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Analysis The song is from Guns N’ Roses, a hard rock band from Los Angeles in the nineties’. The band was formed by: Axl Rose - Vocals Slash - First guitar Izzy Stradlin - Second guitar Duff Mckagan - Bass Matt Sorum - Drums The song is from their fourth album “Use Your Illusion II” (1991). This album is the most popular after his first album “Appetite for Destruction” (1987). Use Your Illusion II sold more than 24 million copies. This it's the last Guns N’ Roses album, they released another album in 1993, “The Spaghetti Incident?” but that album has got only cover versions of punk songs and is not a real Guns N’ Roses album, in The Spaghetti Incident? the band was completely dissolved. The band released “Chinese Democracy” in 2008 but, the band is not the same, and Axl Rose is the only original member and personally, that album will NEVER be a Guns N’ Roses album, because for me (and most Guns N’ Roses fans) Guns N’ Roses died when Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Matt Sorum and Duff Mckagan left the band. The song was written by Axl Rose and Billy Mccloud. This song doesn’t have the wild Guns N’ Roses characteristic sound like other songs like Welcome to the jungle, Paradise City or You Could be Mine, but, anyway, with songs like these, the band shows that they can do incredibles songs although they haven’t got a wild sound. The song is a very melancholy and sad song because they talk about the past in order to remember old times.

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Bibliographical references Image 1: http://www.colegio-cristobalcolon.com.mx/blog/?attachment_id=241 [Accessed on 28/2/2013] Image 2: http://unpensamientocadadia.blogspot.com.es/2010/02/si-piensas-queestoy-pensando-en-ti.html [Accessed on 28/2/2013]

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Jorge Gomez  

2nd Term Project about Poetry and Songs (4º ESO)

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