Poetry Study By: Kinsey Miller Block 5

House of gold

by Twenty One Pilots

Will you buy me a house of gold?

And when your father turns to stone,

Will you take care of me?"

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,

Will you buy me a house of gold?

And when your father turns to stone,

Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see

I'll put you on the map,

I'll cure you of disease.

Let's say we up and left this town,

And turned our future upside down.

We'll make pretend that you and me,

Lived ever after happily.

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,

Will you buy me a house of gold?

And when your father turns to stone,

Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see,

I'll put you on the map,

I'll cure you of disease.

Oh and since we know that dreams are dead,

And life turns plans up on their head

I will plan to be a bum,

So I just might become someone.

She asked me, "Son, when I grow old,

Will you buy me a house of gold?

And when your father turns to stone,

Will you take care of me?"

I will make you queen of everything you see,

I'll put you on the map,

I'll cure you of disease.

Twenty One Pilots. House of Gold. Vessel.

Written by Tyler Joseph • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

*figurative language*

*They used the words "and life turns plans up on their head" which is being compared between what should happen in life to life being difficult and not as planned.

**The second example is "when your father turns to stone" which is comparing old age to a hard stone, or an old stone to death.

Twenty One Pilots, House of Gold, Vessel, Fueled by Ramen, January 8, 2013,google play, google,https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tyop2k2fn6wnjjavkkakefnccgq?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-songlyrics&u=0# , October.

The song

The Reason

by Hoobastank

I'm not a perfect person

There's many thing I wish I didn't do

But I continue learning

I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you

I'm sorry that I hurt you

It's something I must live with everyday

And all the pain I put you through

I wish I could take it all away

And be the one who catches all your tears

That's why I need you to hear

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you (x4)

I'm not a perfect person

I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know

I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you

I've found a reason to show

A side of me you didn't know

A reason for all that I do

And the reason is you

Written by Chris Hesse, Chris Light Hesse, Daniel Estrin, Daniel B. Estrin, Douglas Robb, Douglas Sean Robb, Markku

*Sound Device*

**In the song the words "so" and "say" were used as an Alliteration.

***In the song the words "new" and "you" were used as Alliteration also.

Hobstank, The reason, The Reason, Howard Benson, December 2003, google play, Google, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Theoqikczk4bx2l2rgpd5hrbgwm?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-songlyrics&u=0# , , October.

The Reason

His Daughter

By: Mary Kate Kestner

"Everything's gonna be alright."

She whispers to herself.

She was only 6 years old that night.

As she hid behind that shelf.

Cause daddy had a little too much to drink.

And mama didn't want her to feel the pain she felt.

But she still felt the pain...

Well 10 years they came and went,

And dad was gone.

So she looked for love in other men.

And tried to act strong.

Oh, broken hearts and scars in only places she could see.

Cause she just wanted, she just wanted to feel something.

And as she sat there on her bed,

Thinking 'bout what those girls said,

Tears streamed from her eyes.

She cried...

"If there's a God out there

Please hear my prayer.

I'm lost and I'm scared,

And I've got nowhere else to go.

I've come a long, long way.

But I'm not sure I can make it much farther...

So if you're listening, could you give a helping hand.

To your daughter."

Well her path started to change.

She reached out and grabbed God's grace.

And finally, she saw a light.

Until the night,

Where she decided one drink was alright,

And one thing led to another.

Next thing you know, 9 months go by,

She's a mother.

And as she laid there in that bed.

Stroking that small angel's head.

Tears streamed from her eyes.

She cried...

"If there's a God out there.

Please hear my prayer.

I'm lost and I'm scared,

And I've got nowhere else to run.

I've come a long, long way.

But I'm not sure I can be the best mother...

So if you're listening, could you give a helping hand.

To your daughter."

Well that baby grew into a boy.

Who became her pride and joy.

He loved her like no man could.

And her heart felt peace, cause she finally understood.

God's love.

So as she laid there in that bed,

99 years old.

She grabbed her son's hand and said.

"There's something you must know..."

"There is a God up there.

Who heard my prayer.

I was lost and afraid.

And I had nowhere else to go.

I had no clue, what to do

And then He sent me you."

So if you're lost and afraid,

And you feel so alone,

Don't worry child,

Cause there's a Father who will love you as His own.

Just like He loved His daughter.

Like He loved His daughter.

Figurative Language

*"Until one night when she decided one drink was alright" is a foreshadow that something will happen

** "she reached out and grabbed gods grace" is symbolism because its symbolizing that she reached out for help.

Mary Kate Kestner, His Daughter, No album, Atlantic Records, 2014, A-Zlyrics.com, A-Zlyrics, , http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/mollykatekestner/hisdaughter.html , october.

Life

Life is like Bowling, Once you let go of the ball, you never know if you're going to strike

Life is a camera, develop from the negatives

Life is a highway where blues wont haunt you anymore

Life is like a never ending river, You keep going but don't know your destination

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