Essay 8 - Cecilia Li Professor Powell ENRU 1100 2 March 2009 Veiled Meanings In T.I's song"Live Your Life that features Rihanna Rihanna uses the

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Cecilia Li Professor Powell ENRU 1100 2 March 2009 Veiled Meanings In T.I’s song “Live Your Life” that features Rihanna, Rihanna uses the metaphor “You’re gonna be a shining star” (“Live Your Life”). The song starts out by saying we should be thankful for our lives because our situation is more pleasant than that of the soldiers fighting a war in Iraq. Therefore, it is not a good thing to envy others for their possessions and we should be thankful for what we have. In other words, she is saying that we will succeed if we appreciate what is in our lives. Success is a path that is not very easy to follow and takes a lot of time and effort to completely fulfill. Because of this, it is only possible to be fulfilled if we enjoyed living life. We will explore all possibilities; if we are bold enough to scrutinize all that life has to offer. On the other hand, the literal meaning of the metaphor is that you are going to be a shining star. Physically we will be fiery globes of burning hydrogen that burn for a long time and give out heat to the universe. The literal meaning is absurd when compared to the figurative
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ENRU 1100 taught by Professor Greenfield during the Spring '07 term at Fordham.

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Essay 8 - Cecilia Li Professor Powell ENRU 1100 2 March 2009 Veiled Meanings In T.I's song"Live Your Life that features Rihanna Rihanna uses the

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