Poetry Power Point Presentation Observation

Poetry Power Point Presentation Observation - PART I Is...

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Unformatted text preview: PART I Is Music Poetry? Looking at lyrics in popular music Coldplay’-Viva La Vida The Lyrics to Viva la Vida I used to rule the world Seas would rise when I gave the word Now in the morning I sleep alone Sweep the streets I used to own I used to roll the dice Feel the fear in my enemies eyes Listen as the crowd would sing "Now the old king is dead! Long live the King!" One minute I held the key Next the walls were closed on me And I discovered that my castles stand Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing Roman Calvary choirs are singing Be my mirror my sword and shield My missionaries in a foreign field For some reason I can’t explain Once you know there was never, never an honest word That was when I ruled the world It was the wicked and wild wind Blew down the doors to let me in Shattered windows and the sound of drums People could not believe what I'd become Revolutionaries wait For my head on a silver plate Just a puppet on a lonely string Oh who would ever want to be King? I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing Roman Calvary choirs are singing Be my mirror my sword and shield My missionaries in a foreign field For some reason I can’t explain I know Saint Peter won't call my name Never an honest word And that was when I ruled the world (Repeat) Biblical allusion The Bible is a powerful and influential book. Many of the worlds greatest authors, Christian or not, have recognized the Bible in their writings by using biblical allusions, or references. In fact, it is one of the common sources for literary allusions . Poems, novels, short stories, essays, and plays written by a myriad of writers include references, both direct and subtle, to the Bible....
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Poetry Power Point Presentation Observation - PART I Is...

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