Saturday, May 9, 2009

Song Analysis #3 Paper

"Unstoppable"

People all have different events that occur in life which change or disrupt other events. There are things such as the weather changing plans or different plans coming up that stray us off the path of what we were planning to take. Things such as past mistakes in our lives however are very different from those little occurrences. Love, however, prevails and triumphs over these mistakes even though they may seem at the time like the end of the world. This kind of perseverance is shown throughout the song "Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts, which tells about the different things that love can go through without fail.

The song "Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts shows just how strong the bond of love is and all that it can help to carry through. By saying, "So you made a lotta mistakes, walked down the road a little sideways, cracked a brick when you hit the wall" he is telling about the different struggles that this person has been though within their lifetime. Then he goes on to say, "Hey, it happens to us all, when the cold hard rain just won't quit and you can't see your way out of it." This is saying that it is not just that person that is faced with these unique situations everyday, but as a matter of fact, every single person that deals with this. "You find your faith has been lost and shaken... Get on your knees and dig down deep... It'll come and make you whole again, it always does. Love is unstoppable." This chorus helps the person move on from those past mistakes and know that it does not matter if you are perfect or if you have the worst luck. Love looks past all of those mistakes and on to the beauty that lies inside of the person. This is what matters most of all and that is the message given by the
song.

Throughout the song there are many uses of poetic devices. It compares the past mistakes throughout her life as both a "walk down the road a little sideways" and a crack in "a brick when you hit the wall." It also uses imagery to describe the same thing, "you had a pocket full of regrets, pull you down faster than a sunset." There is also the usage of alliteration within the song when he says, "Get on your knees and dig down deep" and, "Bring you back to being born, again." Another one is, "You find your faith has been lost and shaken." Furthermore, there is another metaphor used to describe the depth of his love for her. When he says, "A lighthouse shinin’ on the coast that never goes dim" he is saying that his love will be like the lighthouse because his love for her will never fade or grow dim. Finally there is a usage of personification within the song. By saying, "Love it can weather in a storm" and, "It’s a helpin’ hand when you need it most" he is giving qualities to love that are similar to an object.

The song "Unstoppable" by the Rascal Flatts is about the love for another person shown through metaphors, similes, personification and many other figurative language strategies. He shows that a passionate love is not effected by our past mistakes or the mistakes that we will eventually make in the future but by what we are like on the inside and that that is all that matters in the long run. Love is not about what we can do, but what we are like as a person. This is shown throughout this song.

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