Rhetorical Analysis

Rhetorical Analysis:

This is my draft…

In life we have challenges, sometimes we know how to approach it. When we don’t know or understand it, we back away and move to something else. The song I chose to analyze is “King and Lionheart” by Of Monsters and Men, it’s a song that describes how the fear and strength come out when someone is separated from someone that they really care about. In this song they deliver a strong message, they told the attacking horde that they are here to stay and won’t back away. It’s also about how the King and Lionheart get separated and are trying to reunite.

The main idea of this song is that when something bad is happening, they need to stay strong and fight through their struggle. The people in this song are fighting to find each other and at the same time they are fighting of an invading horde. They say even though they are separated that they are the same and won’t be affected by this incident, so when they are reunited everything will still be the same as it was before. They can go back to ruling their utopian empire and have everything back to the way it was.   “And as the world comes to an end I’ll be here to hold your hand ‘Cause you’re my king and I’m your lion-heart.” This verse shows how the Lionheart shows strength to find her King and be reunited with him. The King and Lionheart can represent anything from a King and queen to a brother and sister. Either way they are set to find each other and make things right in the end.

This song is very moving when they use the verse, “That we won’t run, and we won’t run, and we won’t run.” And then they use, “We’re here to stay, we’re here to stay, we’re here to stay.” It sends out a message to the reader and listener that they can depend on them to stay and fight and be reunited in time. The message really shows that if you’re looking for someone that you will find them in time. Be patient and you will find them. When you’re looking for something you will have the courage to find it and bring it back with you.

Every line has its own ideas, and then at the bottom the ideas from the lyrics above are repeated to an extent. They start off saying how the invading horde is waiting off the shore to attack. When the horde attacks it then goes on to say how everyone looks scared and they believe that there’s no going back. The two of them, King and Lionheart, become separated. The love they have for each other will help them become closer and closer to finding each other because of their urge to be back together.

All together this song is telling us to never stop fighting and gain more strength than we had to help us achieve our ultimate goal of being reunited with the other person we love and care about. It’s all the song is saying is when we fall on hard times to not be brought down with it and try to make everything better one by one. The writers want you to feel the sadness and sorrow for what happened, they also want you to feel the strength they gain to find the courage to find the other person in their life they love most.

 

   “ Taking over this town, they should worry,
But these problem aside I think I taught you well.
That we won’t run, and we won’t run, and we won’t run.

And in the winter night sky ships are sailing,
Looking down on these bright blue city lights.
And they won’t wait, and they won’t wait, and they won’t wait.
We’re here to stay, we’re here to stay, we’re here to stay.

Howling ghost they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart.
A lion-heart.

His crown lid up the way as we moved slowly
Pass the wondering eyes of the ones that were left behind.
Though far away, though far away, though far away
We’re still the same, we’re still the same, we’re still the same.

Howling ghost they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart.
And in the sea that’s painted black,
Creatures lurk below the deck
But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart.
And as the world comes to an end
I’ll be here to hold your hand
‘Cause you’re my king and I’m your lion-heart.
A lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart
A lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart

Howling ghost they reappear
In mountains that are stacked with fear
But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart.
And in the sea that’s painted black,
Creatures lurk below the deck
But you’re a king and I’m a lion-heart.
A lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart, a lion-heart”

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