TroubleCatStevens.SongAnalysis - H English 10 Mrs Buck Oh...

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H. English 10 Mrs. Buck Oh Trouble Set Me Free "When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,/ I alone beweep my outcast state" embodies the message of William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 29" (2-3). The entire poem is full of self-pity and even hatred in response to this pity. He is very caught up in his own sadness and portrays a sort of "woe is me" character. Allowing depressing thoughts to take over a person's mindset is still used as a tone and theme in modern poetry as it was used during the brilliant writings of the Renaisssance. More popular areas of poetry take the form of music lyrics in the modern cultures. Following a similar, depressing message is the song, "Trouble," written by Cat Stevens. "Trouble" illustrates how any sort of problem can destroy people if they allow it. This can happen when people think about their problems excessively, give up control of their lives to their emotions, and, ultimately, when people do nothing to fix their problems. This leads to the destruction of the human mind. When people think about their problems exorbitantly it destroys their well-being. A few of the lines in Cat Steven's song include, "I've drunk your wine/ You have made your world mine" (9-10). Obviously he is not talking in literal terms considering trouble is being personified in the song. It is not wine he is drinking. He uses this wording as a way to paint a picture of how he is
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