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November 20, 2009

Leonardo Flores


posts 18

Analyze the use of rhyme, meter, and other patterns of sound in a song of your choice. Post your analysis in the forum topic created for it: not as a comment. You should post a brief analysis of your song before class on Wednesday, November 25.

Feel free to add links to the songs, lyrics, scanned or photographed images of metrical analyses, and so on in your analysis.

This is a relatively informal assignment that won’t be graded with the rigor reserved for other assignments, so have fun with it!

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November 23, 2009

Victor R. Perez


The song i chose was New Divide from Linkin Park

you can find the lyrics at :…..-park.html

As for the metric in this song, there is no real pattern but it stays between 11-15 syllables. the true pattern is between the tone and the beat but The beat is steady and the tone in each line starts high and ends on a low tone same for the beat and between every 2 stanzas there is a stanza with a high tone and a louder and faster lyric. The song makes you stay and what to keep hearing it since it starts a bit slow and then the next stanza goes high and fast and again slow as if preparing your ear for that high and fast stanza which in a way makes you feel good and motivated.

As for the word choice, he uses associations like black skies and lightning and others to express his feeling which from my point of view is that he was dumped and he expresses what he feels now and how he felt before that

November 23, 2009

Monica B. Perez


Post edited 0:49 – November 24, 2009 by Monica B. Perez

  I chose one of my all time favorite songs: “Hotel California” by The Eagles. There's a video at the end of my post.Great guitar solo at the end. Check it out. Smile

So I've written the stressed syllables in uppercase letters, and analyzed the meter for most of the lines in the first stanza. There is a use of mostly iambs and anapests, but not in a fixed pattern. Not much alliteration unless one counts the repeated s sound in the “sweet summer sweat”.As might be expected, the song rhymes the last words of most of its lines with another;however it uses different sounds as opposed to using one particular sound throughout the whole song.

“Hotel California”

on a DARK desert HIGHway, cool WIND in my HAIR [anapestic tetrameter]

warm SMELL of coLItas, RIsing UP through the AIR   [iamb+anapest+iamb+iamb+anapest]

up aHEAD in the DIStance, i SAW a SHImmering LIGHT [3 anapests+iamb+anapest]

my HEAD grew HEAvy AND my SIGHT grew DIM [iambic pentameter]

i HAD to STOP for the NIGHT [2iambs + 1anapest]

THERE she STOOD in the DOORway;

i HEARD the MIssion BELL [iambic trimeter]

and I was THINking to MYself,

'This COULD be HEAven or THIS could be HELL'[2iambs + 2anapests]

then she LIT up a CANdle AND she SHOWED me the WAY [2 anapests +2 iambs + 1 anapest]

THERE were VOIces down the COrridor, [trochee + trochee+anapest+pyrrhic]

i THOUGHT i HEARD them SAY [iambic trimeter]

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year (Any time of year)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes benz
She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
Some dance to remember, some dance to forget

So I called up the Captain,
'Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine'
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
Such a lovely face
They livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
Bring your alibis

Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said 'We are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
'Relax,' said the night man,
'We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like,
But you can never leave!'

November 23, 2009

Limarie J. Reyes Tor


All Around Me 

by Flyleaf


  •  Stressed syllables(bold), unstressed syllables
  •  The song has internal and end rhyme (colored)


My hands are searching for you                    iambic trimeter

My arms are outstretched towards you          iambic trimeter

I feel you on my fingertips                            iambic trimeter

My tongue dances behind my lips for you       iambic tetrameter

This fire rising through my being          iambic trimeter

Burning, I'm not used to seeing you      trochaic trimeter

I'm alive, I'm alive        anapestic dimeter

I can feel you all around me              iambic trimeter

Thickening the air I'm breathing      iambic trimeter

Holding on to what I'm feeling         trochaic tetrameter

Savoring this heart that's healing        trochaic trimeter

  •  There is alliteration, constant use of “r” in (outstretched towards) line #2
  •  In line #7 repetition of “I'm alive” to show enphasis

November 24, 2009

Hiram Acevedo


i chose a song called right round from Florida here's a link to the song:…..NoP0l5pCQs

i would like to emphasize this stanza of the song 

Hopped out of that house with my swagger 1
Hop in that with girl, i got places to go! 
People to see, time is precious
I look at my crowd and they out of control
Just like my mind where i'm going
No women, no shorties, no nothin but clothes 6
No stoppin now, my parolees on role
I like my jewelry, that's always on gold
I know the storm is comin
My pockets keep tellin me it's gonna shower
Call up my homies that's home 11
Then pop in the night cuz it's meant to be ours
We keep a fade away shot cuz we ballin
It's platinum patron that be ours
Lil mama, i owe you just like the flowers
Girl you to drink with all that and power clubs 16

if you hear the song you can see that it like a kind of modern hip hop with a quick rhythm and it makes you feel energetic', 'Cool', '1');” src=”” alt=”Cool” />. we can see that he uses a kind of O sound in almost all the stanza that is like the internal rhyme of the stanza that makes it cool to hear :) at the end of each line we dont see a pattern of repetition of words but we see the o sound in almost all the lines. he doesnt use any other significant repetitions in this stanza just little sound effects that make the lines interesting like in line 6 he constantly uses the n and in line 1 the h sound, but other than that there is no significant sound repetitions and for some reason the song keeps us tied to its rhythm and to the fast beat.

November 24, 2009

Verónica Feliciano


Glass of Water

SCARED of LOOSING all the TIME            A   iambic trimeter
He WROTE it in a LETTER                   B   
He WAS a friend of MINE                   A                       
He HEARD you could SEE your FUTURE        C iambic monometer
INSIDE a GLASS of WATER                   B iambic dimeter
The RIPPLES and the RHYMES                A iambic dimeter
He ASKED ‘Will I see HEAVEN in MINE?’     A
THAT is JUST the way it WAS               D
NOTHING could be BETTER                   B iambic dimeter
And NOTHING ever WAS                      D 
And THEY say you COULD see a FUTURE,      C
INSIDE a glass of WATER                   B iambic dimeteter
With RIPPLES and the RHYMES               A iambic dimeter
But Will I see HEAVEN in MINE?            A iambic dimeter
Ah SON, don’t ASK,                        E
Neither how FULL nor EMPTY is your GLASS  F iambic dimeter
CLING to the MAST                         G
SPEND your WHOLE life LIVING in the PAST  G
Going NOWHERE FAST                        G
SO he WROTE it on the WALL                H
The HOLLOWEST of HALOS                    I iambic dimeter
Is no HALLO at ALL                        H
And television’s SAID and PAST            G iambic dimeter
saying NOTHING at ALL                     H
And he chimed STARS in HEAVEN ALIGNED     A iambic tetrameter
Ah SON, don’t ASK,                        E
Neither how FULL nor EMPTY is your GLASS  F iambic dimeter
CLING to the MAST                         G
Spend your WHOLE life LIVING in the PAST  G
Going NOWHERE FAST                        G
What are we DRINKING when we’re DONE
Glasses of WATER
In this song we can observe alliteration in the repetitive use of the 
letters s and t. Iambic dimeter is the predominant type of meter 
throughout the whole song. As well in some lines we can observe alliteration 
in the same line, for example: The Ripples and the Rhymes ( the use of R, 
he Wrote it on the Wall ( the use of W), And theY saY You can see Your future 
( use of Y). Eventhough there are some lines that don’t rhyme with anything 
the majority of them do, establishing a clear pattern at the end of each line. 
To me this bands music is pure poetry, is you are interested in hearing this song or more songs from this great band go to:…..-92XB8EU3E

November 24, 2009

Ansel R. Cancel Rosa


Post edited 17:19 – November 24, 2009 by Ansel R. Cancel Rosa
Post edited 17:23 – November 24, 2009 by Ansel R. Cancel Rosa

My song is from Sum 41. It’s the first single from the album Does this look infected (2002)

I really like this song because the band really transmits how they feel. The song’s main idea and message is that we can’t sit around complaining that the world has a lot problems, we have to get up and do something even though society doesn’t motivate or help us make a change. So let’s stop complaining and  do something about it.

Stressed Syllables are in bold and the rime is blue.

The meter is mostly iambs and trochee.

The first two lines usually rime at the last words and in the second stanza the last two lines also rime at the end.


So am I still waiting,
For this world to stop hating?
Can't find a good reason.
Can't find hope to believe in.

Drop dead a bullet to my head.
Your words are like a gun in hand,
You can't change the state of the nation,
We just need some motivation.

These eyes have seen no conviction.
Just lies and more contradiction,
So tell me what would you say?
I'd say it's time.


So am I still waiting,
For this world to stop hating?
Can't find a good reason.
Can't find hope to believe in.

 The link for the song is…..7W3Ahx05vg


November 24, 2009

Richard Gonzalez


My song is “She fucking hates me” from Puddle of Mudd.…..e0Za0-4srY

“She Hates Me”

Met a girl, thought she was grand
fell in love, found out first hand
went well for a week or two
then it all came unglued

In a trap, trip I can't grip
never thought I'd be the one who'd slip
then I started to realize
I was living one big lie

She fucking hates me
she fucking hates me
la la la love
I tried too hard
and she tore my feelings like I had none
and ripped them away

She was queen for about an hour
after that shit got sour
she took all I ever had
no sign of guilt
no feeling of bad, no

In a trap, trip I can't grip
never thought I'd be the one who'd slip
then I started to realize
I was living one big lie


that's my story, as you see
learned my lesson and so did she
now it's over and I'm glad
'cause I'm a fool for all I've said


la la la la la la la la la love
la la la la la la la la la love
and she tore my feelings like I had none
she fucking hates me

This song is kind of funny because sometimes represents situations that teneagers are put thru. There's always rhyme in every stanza. Also there is a funny play of words when they say “In a trap, trip I can't grip”. Also the sound of the music, at the begining is very slow, and start to raise until the chorus come hard saying “she fucking hates me” you can listen the band with all it's power. then it comes down again like a rollercoster. ;)

November 24, 2009



posts 3

Ii chose “Bleeding Mascara” by Atreyu

I put the strong syllables in bold


A wrath with an angel’s body.                     trochaic tetrameter
A demon with a smile of gold.                     iambic tetrameter
You soul-sucker.                                         trochaic bimeter
I won’t become like you.                             iambic trimeter
A killer with the perfect weapons,                iambic tetrameter  
crystal eyes and a heart of coal.                 trochaic tetrameter   
You soul-sucker.                                         trochaic bimeter
I won’t lose myself in you.                          trochaic bimeter

Look how pretty she is, when she falls down.             trochaic tetrameter
now there’s no beauty in bleeding mascara.                trochaic tetrameter

Lips are quivering, like a withering rose,                       trochaic tetrameter

she’s back again.                                                          iambic bimeter

What the fuck do you think love means?                     trochaic tetrameter
It’s more than words and more than feelings               iambic tetrameter
sucking me dry.                                                            iambic bimeter

Is my marrow that sweet?                                            trochaic trimeter
Your dead lovers have left a trail of                               iambic tetrameter

broken hearts and misspent hopes.                             iambic bimeter
Sucking them dry.                                                       iambic bimeter

Does their marrow taste of Sweetness,                      trochaic tetrameter

Sweetness? I hope you choke.                                  trochaic and iambic trimeter

Look how pretty she is, when she falls down.            trochaic tetrameter
now there’s no beauty in bleeding mascara.               trochaic tetrameter

Lips are quivering, like a withering rose,                      trochaic tetrameter

she’s back again, she's back a-,                                    iambic trimeter

she's back again.. she's back                                        iambic trimeter

November 24, 2009

valeria rodriguez


I've been roaming around, I was looking down at all I see
Painted faces fill the places I can't reach
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody

Someone like you and all you know and how you speak
Countless lovers under cover of the street
You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody

Someone like you

Off in the night while you live it up I'm off to sleep
Waging wars to shake the poet and the beat
I hope it's gonna make you notice
I hope it's gonna make you notice

Someone like me, someone like me
Someone like me, somebody

The song I choose is Use Somebody by Kings of Leon. It doesn't really have a pattern with the stressed and unstressed syllables but i has a lot of spondees and anapest.They use a lot of alliteration in it.…..RgFeZa_I48

Theres a video with the lyrics :)

November 24, 2009

angel raldiris


The song i chose is Progenies of The Great Apocalypse by  Norwegian Black metal band Dimmu Borgir

These are the lyrics:

The battle raged on and on                                      trochaich tetrameter
Fuelled by the venom of hatred for man                  ductyl trimeter
Consistently, without the eyes to see               (troch+troch +troch+iamb+iamb+iamb)
By those who rebel in sewer equally                        iambic pentameter

We, the prosperity of the future seal                    trochaich pentameter
Cloaked by the thunders of the north wind          (ductyl+ trochaic+phyric+spondee)
Born to capture the essence of                            trochaich pentameter
The trails of our kind                                             iambic trimeter

Zero tolerance must be issued forth                     (tr.+tr.+tr.+ spondee+phyric)
Behind the enemy's line                                       (tr.+ spondee+ iamb)
So it shall be written                                             (phyric+tr.+tr.)
And so it shall be done                                         iambic trimeter

The battle raged on and on
Fuelled by the venom of hatred for man
Consistently, without the eyes to see
By those who revel in sewer equally

We, the prosperity of the future seal
Cloaked by the thunders of the north wind
Born to capture the essence of
The traits of our kind

Discover and conceive the secret wealth
And pass it unto your breed
Becoming your own congregation
Oh, measure the serenity of it's invigoration

We, who not deny the animal of our nature
We, who yearn to preserve our liberation
We, who face darkness in our hearts with a solemn fire
We, who aspire to the truth and pursue it's strength

Are we not the undisputed prodigy of warfare
Fearing all the mediocrity that they possess
Should we not hunt the bastards down with our might
Reinforce and claim the throne that is rightfully ours

Consider the God we could be without the grace
Once and for all
Diminish the sub principle and leave its toxic trace
Once and for all

The metrics of the song are very random and thats is because its changing the tempo of the song constantly. It doesnt present a particular rhyme. Maybe the constant change in metrics is because that gives a more chaotic atmosphere, and gives the song more prestige. The song starts with a dark ambient, and ambient of war as explained in the first verse, a war that is being feed by men, those we act without knowing the damage they are causing, in other words. In the second stanza is introduced the heroes or the “very” diferent ones , when it says:”We the prosperity of the future seal”, meaning that they are diferent by the man who are in battle. And then those who presented themselves as the prosperity o the future present their solution giving no tolerance to the enemies , ending war with more war. The whole song  sometimes is very fast, but sometimes has a normal speed, it is a very complex song in terms of metrics and other techniques, but the meaning of it isnt very hard to find.

Here is the link of one of my favorite bands, and one of my favorites songs also:

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November 24, 2009

angel raldiris


this is the link for the video:) :…..oEAb_y7ZYA

November 24, 2009

Nicole Perez


Her Eyes  – By: Pat Monahan (BEATIFUL SONG!) 
She's not afraid/; she just likes/ to use /her night / light     (2 anapests and 2 iambs)
When she gets/ paid, true re/ligion gets it /all  (dactilic trimeter)
If they fit/ right. (dactil)

She's a lit/tle bit ma/nic, complete/ly orga/nic    (anapestic tetrameter)
Doesn't panic for the most part

She's old/ enough/ to know/, and young/ enough/ not to/ say no    (5 iambs and 2 trochee)
To any/ chance that/ she gets/ for home /plate tickets/ to see/ the Mets. (iambic heptameter)
Like e/verybo/dy, she's/ in over/ her head, (iambic pentameter)
Dreads Feds, Grateful Dead, and doesn't take meds.  (3 spondees)

She's a Gemini Capricorn 
Thinks all men /are addict/ed to porn. (phyrric trimester)
I don't /agree /with her half /the time, (2 iambs + anapest + iamb)
But, damn /I'm glad /she's mine. (iambic trimeter)

Her eyes, that's where hope lies
That's where blue skies 
Meet the sunrise. 
Her eyes, that's where I go 
When I go home. 

She got the kinda strength that every man wishes he had
She loved Michael Jackson up until he made Bad

Tells me that she lives about a hundred lives
Scares me to death when she thinks and drives
Says cowboy hats make her look fat
and I'm so glad she's mine. 


She doesn't know the word 'impossible' 
Don't care where I've been and doesn't care where we're goin' to. 
She takes me as I am, and that ain't easy. 
She's beautiful. So beautiful. 

And sometimes I think she's truly crazy. 
And I love it. 

CHORUS (2x)   

She's not afraid; she just likes to use her night light.

*Colors = rhyme (middle and end)

*Bold = stressed syllables (in analysed part)

November 24, 2009

Braulio Llorens


Strawberry Fields Forever     The Beatles

LET ME TAKE YOU DOWN  (trochaic x 2)


NOTHING IS REAL (trochaic x 2)







BUT IT ALL WORKS OUT (anapest, iamb)



                The words that are in bold represent the stressed syllables of the lyric. We can see that in the chorus they use a lot of trochaic instead of the iambic trimester used to point out something important. And also, in the first stanza it uses a lot of spondees.

November 24, 2009

Reinaldo Agostini


Roxanne by The Police

Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light A
Those days are over B
You don't have to sell your body to the night A
Roxanne, you don't have to wear that dress tonight A
Walk the streets for money    C
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right    A

Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light A
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light   A
Put on the red light, put on the red light    A
Put on the red light, put on the red light    A
Put on the red light A

loved you since knew ya D
wouldn't talk down to ya D
have to tell you just how feel E
I won't share you with another boy F
know my mind is made up G
So put away your make up G
Told you once I won't tell you again it's a bad way H

Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light A
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light A
You don't have to put on the red light, put on the red light A

Put on the red light, put on the red light A

The rhythm throughout the song is mostly constant with no change in tempo, although there is variation in the singer's tone as the song progresses. Most of the words in the songs are monosyllables which most of the time alternate between stressed and unstressed. The man in this song is asking Roxanne, a luminous beauty, to not dress up seductively and leave to the streets to sell her body as a prostitute. The singer fell in love with her upon seeing her and would not treat her in a disrespectful manner, as other men would. He wants to keep her to himself.…..3kG-7I_Y6k

Crappy video… but cool song.

November 25, 2009

Joel M. Quiles baker


I chose Stranger in Moscow, by Michael Jackson.

I already posted it, don't know why it doesn't appear. Reposting it…


` = stressed

v = unstressed

# (example: 7 in first verse) number of syllables

letter (A) rhyme scheme

[trochee, iamb, etc] – meter


Stranger in Moscow

Michael Jackson

`  v    `       v    `   v   `

I was wandering in the rain         7 A [Trochee - trimeter]

 `      v  `     `  v    v  `

Mask of life, feelin' insane    7 A [Trochee][Spondee in the middle]

`        v    `     v   `    v    `

Swift and sudden fall from grace    7 A [Trochee - trimeter]

`   v   `   v    `  v `

Sunny days seem far away            7 A [Trochee - trimeter]

`    v     `  v   v  `   v  `

Kremlin's shadow belittlin' me      7 B [Trochee][iamb]

`    v      `      v    `     v    `  

Stalin's tomb won't let me be       7 B [Trochee - trimeter]

`      v   `    v    `  v   `

On and on and on it came            7 A [Trochee - trimeter]

 `       v    `    v        v    `   v

Wish the rain would just let me     7 B [Trochee][iamb]

   v      `   v  `                      

How does it feel (How does it feel) 4 C [iambs]

   v      `   v  `                      

How does it feel                    4 C 

   v      `   v  `                      

How does it feel                    4 C

   v      `   v  `                      

When you're alone                   4 D

v       v        `    v  `

And you're cold inside              5 E [phyric][iamb]

`       v    `   v     `  v    `

Here abandoned in my fame           7 A [trochees (almost same as above)]

`    v   `  v    `   v   `

Armageddon of the brain             7 A

`v`  v     `   v     `

KGB was doggin' me                  7 A

  `     v       `     v     v    `   v   `

Take my name and just let me be     7 B

   `    v  `   v      `     `      v     `

Then a begger boy called my name    7 A

 `   v      `    v       `     v     `

Happy days will drown the pain      7 A

 `    v    `    v   `   v    `

On and on and on it came            7 A

 v     v  `    v    v   `    v    v   `

And again, and again, and again…  9 A

  `      v      `     v      `   `   v    `

Take my name and just let me be     8 B

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel (How does it feel) 4 C [Same as second stanza]

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel                    4 C

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel                    4 C

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel                    4 C

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel (How does it feel) 4 C

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel                    4 C

  v      `   v   `

How does it feel                    4 C

   `      v        v   `

When you're alone                   4 D

v         v       `   v  ` 

And you're cold inside              5 E

[Repeat as last Stanza]

v      `  v      v   `    v

Like stranger in Moscow             6 F [trochee, iamb]

  `   v   v      `

Lord I must say                     4 G [trochee, iamb]

  v     `  v      v  `    v

Like stranger in Moscow             6 F [trochee, iamb]

  `   v   v      `

Lord I must say                     4 G [trochee, iamb]

   `      `  v    `    v

We're talkin' danger                5 H [iambs]

     `   `   v    `  v      ` v

We're talkin' danger, baby          7 I [iambic trimeter]

  v    `      v   v  `     v

Like stranger in Moscow             6 F [trochee, iamb]

    `     `   v    `   v

We're talkin' danger                5 H [iambs]

    `    `   v    `    v   `  v

We're talkin' danger, baby          7 I [iambic trimeter]

  v    `     v   v   `     v

Like stranger in Moscow             6 F [trochee, iamb]

  `  `   v  `   v

I'm living lonely                5 H [trochee]

`    `   v  `   v   ` v

I'm living lonely, baby             7 I [trochee - trimeter]

  v  v `     v     v  `     v             

like a Stranger in Moscow           7 F [phyric][trochee][iamb]

  ` `   v  `   v

I'm living lonely                   5 H [trochee]

  `  `   v  `   v   ` v

I'm living lonely, baby             7 I [trochee - trimeter]

v    v  `      v  v  `     v               

like a Stranger in Moscow           7 F [phyric][trochee][iamb]

Link to the youtube video :)…..wX-TPQ0648

November 25, 2009

Omar Diaz


Post edited 4:08 – November 25, 2009 by Omar Diaz


“No woman no cry”

Bob Marley 


Said said

Said I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in Trenchtown

Oba, ob-serving the hypocrites

As they would mingle with the good people we meet

Good friends we have had, oh good friends we've lost along the way

In this bright future you can't forget your past

So dry your tears I say


No woman, no cry

No woman, no cry

Oh my Little sister, don't she'd no tears

No woman, no cry


Said, said, said I remember when we used to sit

In the government yard in Trenchtown

And then Georgie would make the fire light

Log wood burnin' through the night

Then we would cook corn meal porridge

Of which I'll share with you


My feet is my only carriage

So I've got to push on through



Everything's gonna be alright

Ev'rything's gonna be alright


This song is one of my favorite songs because it recalls the common sense people, which everyone always want the truth to be on their side, but God fearing people knows that the only real truth is God truth. The message of this song is simply giving people hope, which it especially woman whom he viewed as the mother creation. Bob Marley is also telling us that his not going to be with us much longer, and that our energy should not be wasted on tears but rather to help create a worldwide situation where everyone can live in one harmony. Basically, the metric of the song doesn’t has a real pattern, but in the way that we can see the pattern is the tone and beat. This music genre developed in Jamaica from ska and rock steady is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat. This music keeps your heart beating like the breeze. The lyric inspire the people to not only write songs but express their feelings in it. 

November 25, 2009

Xavier Ortiz Valle


This song: “Your love is a song” by Switchfoot's latest album talks about God's love compared with a precious never ending symphony.

The stressed syllables are in bold. Almost all the verses have 6 syllables, but some reach 9 syllables.

Switchfoot-Your love is a song

I hear you breathing in                                iambic trimeter
Another day begins                                      iambic trimeter

The stars are falling out                                iambic trimeter
My dreams are fading now, fading out        iambic tetrameter

I've been keeping my eyes wide open         phyrric +dactyl+2 spondee+ 1 trochee
I've been keeping my eyes wide open         phyrric +dactyl+2 spondee+ 1 trochee

Your love is a symphony                               iambic + phyrric + trochee
All around me                                                  
Running through me                                    iambic dimeter

Your love is a melody                                     iambic+ phyrric + trochee
Underneath me                                             
Running to me                                               iambic dimeter

Your love is a song

The dawn is fire bright                                  iambic dimeter
Against the city lights                                    iambic dimeter

The clouds are glowing now                        iambic trimeter
The moon is blacking out                             iambic trimeter

I've been keeping my mind wide open         phyrric +dactyl+2 spondee+ 1 trochee
I've been keeping my mind wide open         phyrric +dactyl+2 spondee+ 1 trochee

/Your love is a song/

With my eyes wide open                              phyrric + trochee
I've got my eyes wide open                         phyrric + trochee
I've been keeping my hopes unbroken        phyrric +dactyl+2 spondee+ 1 trochee

The link for the song:…..fDGWiikgt4


November 25, 2009

Stephanie Hernandez


Post edited 15:33 – November 25, 2009 by Stephanie Hernandez

Love Lockdown: Kanye West

I'm not lovin' you the way I wanted to
What I had to do, had to run from you
I'm in love with you but the vibe is wrong
And that haunted me all the way home

So you never know, never never know
Never know enough, 'til it's over, love
'Til we lose control, SYSTEM OVERLOAD
Screamin', “No, no, no, n-no!?

I'm not lovin' you the way I wanted to
See I wanna move but can't escape from you
So I keep it low, keep a secret code
So everybody else don't have to know





I'm not lovin' you the way I wanted to
I can't keep my cool, so I keep it true
I got somethin' to lose, so I gotta move
I can't keep myself and still keep you too

The stressed words are in black bold. The blue bold words are the stressed and also the ones that rhyme. The underlined parts are those parts of the lyrics that are repeated. This song has a lot of rhyme in it, not only between lines but in one same line we have words that rhyme. In caps lock we have those parts that are alliterated. The song is not complete because it’s too long but it basically keeps on going the same way; with this small part of it we can have an idea of how it goes.

November 25, 2009

Luis Alcaraz


The song I picked was Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz

Finally someone let me out of my cage                                         A
Now, time for me is nothing cos I'm counting no age                     A
Now I couldn't be there                                                               B
Now you shouldn't be scared                                                       B
I'm good at repairs                                                                     B
And I'm under each snare                                                           B
Intangible                                                                                  C
Bet you didn't think so I command you to                                    
Panoramic view                                                                         D
Look I'll make it all manageable                                                  C
Pick and choose                                                                         E
Sit and lose                                                                               E
All you different crews                                                                D
Chicks and dudes                                                                       F
Who you think is really kickin' tunes?                                           F
Picture you gettin' down in a picture tube                                  G
Like you lit the fuse                                                                    G
You think it's fictional                                                                  H
Mystical? Maybe                                                                        
Spiritual                                                                                    H
Hearable                                                                                   C
What appears in you is a clearer view cos you're too crazy           
Lifeless                                                                                        I
To know the definition for what life is                                           I
Priceless                                                                                     I
For you because I put you on the hype shit                               J
You like it?                                                                                 J
Gunsmokin' righteous with one token                                          
Psychic among those                                                                 
Possess you with one go                                      

This part has partial rhyming, but it follows a set beat…..ature=fvst

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