Thursday, March 13, 2008

Poetry Critique

Cease to resist, giving my goodbye
Drive my car into the ocean
Youll think Im dead, but I sail away
On a wave of mutilation
A wave

Ive kissed mermaids, rode the el nino
Walked the sand with the crustaceans
Could find my way to mariana
On a wave of mutilation,
Wave of mutilation
Wave of mutilation

1. Done
2. I choose this song because it is about El Nino, and the changing weather patterns on Earth. I like the songs journey how it builds to a sort of rock theme, and resolves with a calming repition.
3. The title of the song is Wave of Mutilation and it is tricky, because with out hearing the song, you would assume it is about a crime spree, but it is about a issue that has scientific backing. It is fitting because El Nino, dumps water on the west coast and diverets storms from the midwest to the south. The title is well suited because El nino can sometimes be compared to a small hurricane with it's high winds and blowing rain.
4. The writer of this song, The Pixies, use imagery when describing the beaches sand.
There is atleast one Hyperbole in the song, when the writer of the song, says "Drive my car into the ocean." The writer is obivously not going to drive his car into the ocean and uses an exaggeration to illistrate his point.
5. I would say that the tone of the song is passive agressive, because the tone is not angry but it has an undertone of aggressiveness. Thats why I catorgarize this as Passive Aggressive.

1 comment:

finch1212 said...

I agree completely that its passive aggressive because the tone isnt very harsch but theres a sense to it that its a little aggressive but not too much. You can see this through the lyrics quite evidently. Good job and the pixies rock my socks