Poetry Study BY Alex Escobedo block 2

"Closer"

By The Chainsmoker

Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you

I drink too much and that's an issue but I'm okay

Hey, you tell your friends it was nice to meet them

But I hope I never see them again

I know it breaks your heart

Moved to the city in a broke down car

And four years, no calls

Now you're looking pretty in a hotel bar

And I can't stop

No, I can't stop

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of the mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

You look as good as the day I met you

I forget just why I left you, I was insane

Stay and play that Blink-182 song

That we beat to death in Tuscon, okay

I know it breaks your heart

Moved to the city in a broke down car

And four years, no call

Now I'm looking pretty in a hotel bar

And I can't stop

No, I can't stop

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of the mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover

That I know you can't afford

Bite that tattoo on your shoulder

Pull the sheets right off the corner

Of the mattress that you stole

From your roommate back in Boulder

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)

We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)

We ain't ever getting older (we ain't ever getting older)

We ain't ever getting older

We ain't ever getting older

No we ain't ever getting older

Getting older

"I know it breaks your heart" this is and example of hyperbole. He used this figurative language to show how hard is was after the break up.

Frank, Shaun et al. “Closer.” Collage. Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp, Shaun Frank Pub Designee. November 4, 2016. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/T6n3mipznhfdfb2bimto4gxzp4y?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics. 2016

“Real”

by Kendrick lamar

I do what I wanna do

I say what I wanna say

When I feel, and I

Look in the mirror and know I'm there

With my hands in the air

I'm proud to say yea

I'm real, I'm real, I'm really really real

I promise that I know you very well

Your eyes never lie even if they tell

Sweet lullabies that come with a smell

Of a dozen roses flippin' down the green hill

You living in a world that come with plan B

'Cause plan A never relay a guarantee

And plan C never could say just what it was

And your plans only can pan around love

You love him, you love them, you love her

You love so much, you love when love hurts

You love red-bottom and gold they say queen

You love hand-bag on the waist of your jean

You love french tip and trip that pay for

You love bank slip that tell you we paid more

You love a good hand whenever the card dealt

But what love got to do with it when you don't love yourself

I do what I wanna do

I say what I wanna say

When I feel, and I

Look in the mirror and know I'm there

With my hands in the air

I'm proud to say yea

I'm real, I'm real, I'm really really real

I promise that I know you very well

Your eyes never lie even if they fell

Out the sky and your optics? turn stale

Where they mow that's green

I can see you fit the bill

Of living in a world that come with Plan B

Cause Plan A only can make another mistake

And you can't see success coming from plan C

When it all breaks you, you still say you're lovely

And love them and love when you love her

You love so much, you love when love hurts

You love fast cars and dead presidents old

You love fast women

You love keepin' control

Of everything you love, you love beef

You love streets, you love runnin', duckin' police

You love your hood, might even love it to death

But what love got to do with it when you don't love yourself?

I do what I wanna do

I say what I wanna say

When I feel, and I

Look in the mirror and know I'm there

With my hands in the air

I'm proud to say yea

I'm real, I'm real, I'm really really real

The reason why I know you very well

Cause we have the same eyes can't you tell

The days I tried to cover up and conceal

My pride, it only made it harder for me to deal

When living in a that come with plan B

A scapegoat cause plan A don't come for free

And plan C just an excuse like because

Or the word "but", but what if I got love

I love them, I love when I love her

I love so much, I love when love hurts

I love first verse cause you're the girl I attract

I love second verse cause your the homie they packed

Burning like a stove top, they love cooking from scratch

I love what the both of you have to offer

In fact, I love it so much

I don't love anything else

But what love got to do with it when I don't love myself

To the point I should hate everything I do love

Should I hate living my life inside the club

Should I hate her for watching me for that reason

Should I hate him for telling me that I'm season

Should I hate them for telling me ball out

Should I hate street credibility I'm talkin' about

Hatin' all money, power, respect in my will

I'm hatin' the fact that none of that shit make me real

I do what I wanna do

I say what I wanna say

When I feel, and I

Look in the mirror and know I'm there

With my hands in the air

I'm proud to say yea

I'm real, I'm real, I'm really really real

Sing my song, it's all for you

love

"Your eyes never lie even if they tell" is example of personification. He used this figurative language to show how you cant lie from him because he knows when you are lie.

Lamar, Kendrick et al. “Real.” Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Publisher. October 22, 2012. Google Play Music. Google, 2016, https://play.google.com/music/preview/Tyyehqqpowp4g74bp6hofq5sluq?lyrics=1&utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=lyrics&pcampaignid=kp-lyrics 2016

“Finish line”

by Chance the Rapper

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

And we back, and we back, and we back, and we back

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

And we back, and we back, and we back

[Verse 1: Chance The Rapper]

They ain’t teaching taxes in school

It don’t even matter I was acting a fool

But who would think their raps would turn into racks?

Don’t matter, matter fact, it could happen to you

Scars on my head I’m the boy who lived

The boy love playing when the boy too sick

Reclining on a prayer, I’m declining to help

I’ve been lying to my body can’t rely on myself

Last year got addicted to xans

Suffocated my name and starting missing my chance

LA for four months end up leaving right back

I’m in love with my city bitch I sleep in my hat

I felt hog tied ever since my dog died

He lived to 84, damn, that’s a long ride

I know he up there he just siting there waiting

I’ll be racing up the stairs I’mma get to the gate singing

[Bridge]

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

[Hook: T-Pain]

All my days I prayed and prayed and now I see the finish line

Oh I’m gonna finish mine

All my days I prayed and prayed and now I see the finish line

Gonna finish mine

[Verse 2: Chance The Rapper]

Gimme the water, gimme the water

I need the kind from Space Jam

Get this money, get this budget, KOK to day camp

Me and my girl plan to stay to the end

Hope there never come a day where we be better as friends

We in a marathon we could build a marriage on

Arguments as parents digging deeper than a baritone

I’ve been getting blocked just trying to make songs with friends

Labels told me to my face that they own my friends

I got to pray I got to pray, like Hammer after “2 Legit”

I got the power I could poke Lucifer with crucifix

I cannot scrap the stupid sh**

I “Stand Up” like I’m Ludacris

I know some folks that talk so much they drive an Uber whip

Damn, queen said why we in a queen bed

I said its yours don’t worry little bean head

I’m just here to catch my breath I got a world tattoo

She said cool just bring me some food

[Hook: T-Pain]

All my days I prayed and prayed and now I see the finish line

Oh I’m gonna finish mine

All my days I prayed and prayed and now I see the finish line

I’m gonna finish mine

[Bridge]

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Do-do-do-do-do

Part 2: Drown

[Intro]

The water may be deeper than its ever been

[Verse 1: Noname]

Lord rain down on me so I can move on water like children at the alter like god inside my house

I love you, I love you, you looking holy like mama

You made church out of feathers so when she fly to the father. She know the choir gon’ follow and all the offering paid

She gave my name away to your holy house

She like my blessings in disguise

She like her Jesus mountain high

So he can watch her lonely child

I know my God like I know the back of my hand.

I know my God seen his breaks and his edges

A jacket for giving that painted his city in gold

Like everything is everything

Like all them days he prayed with me

Like emptiness was tamed in me

And all that was left was his love

And all that was left was his love

And all that was left was his lov

[Chorus]

Never, never drown

The water may be deeper than its ever been

Never drown

The water may be deeper than its ever been

Never drown

[Verse 2: Kirk Franklin]

Never, never, never

Chance let me hear ’em

This thirst in my soul

There’s a thirst in my soul and tell me

Where I stand [?]

Where

For you

Come on

I may cry a river

I may cry a thousand tears

But you take it [?] and you wash

You wash me new

Me new

People sing

This water is deep

Yes

This water is

Yes and I need you to

Jesus rescue me

Come on, I need you to

Take me to your mountain

Hallelujah

So someday Chicago will be free

Someday we’ll all be free

Be free

[Chorus]

The water may be deeper than its ever been

Never drown

The water may be deeper than its ever been

Never drown

deep water

"I know my God like I know the back of my hand" is an example of a simile. He used this figurative language to give and example of how much he knows god by comparing it to his hand.

Franklin, Kirk et al. “Finish Line.” Coloring Book. Publisher. May 12, 2016. Lyricst.com. Lyricst, 2016, http://lyricst.com/chance-the-rapper-finish-line-drown-lyrics/ 2016

Christmas is full of joyful memories.

From the times next to the fire to the times spending with your family.

The warm feeling from drinking got coco is like the feeling you get from helping others in need.

The lights from the Christmas lights on the houses are beautiful in the dark.

They give people something to smile to while they drive in the dark night.

It's a time of giving not receiving.

But there are some people in the world that is just receiving that makes up Christmas.

I think the best part of Christmas is waking up in your PJ's and staying in them all day long.

Some people think spending with family is the best part of Christmas.

Christmas is just a wonderful holiday of them all.

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