Poetry Collection By: Colby Bulleigh block 5

(Song: Stressed Out)

(Performed by TWENTY ØNE PILØTS)

(Album Title:Blurryface)

The song writer for Stressed Out is Tyler Joseph

I wish I found some better sounds no one's ever heard

I wish I had a better voice that sang some better words

I wish I found some chords in an order that is new

I wish I didn't have to rhyme every time I sang

I was told when I get older all my fears would shrink

But now I'm insecure and I care what people think

My name's Blurryface and I care what you think

My name's Blurryface and I care what you think

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

We're stressed out

Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young

How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from

I'd make a candle out of it if I ever found it

Try to sell it, never sell out of it, I'd probably only sell one

It'd be to my brother, 'cause we have the same nose

Same clothes homegrown a stone's throw from a creek we used to roam

But it would remind us of when nothing really mattered

Out of student loans and tree-house homes we all would take the latter

My name's Blurryface and I care what you think

My name's Blurryface and I care what you think

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

We used to play pretend, give each other different names

We would build a rocket ship and then we'd fly it far away

Used to dream of outer space but now they're laughing at our face

Saying, "Wake up, you need to make money"

Yeah

We used to play pretend, give each other different names

We would build a rocket ship and then we'd fly it far away

Used to dream of outer space but now they're laughing at our face

Saying, "Wake up, you need to make money"

Yeah

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep but now we're stressed out

* to play pretend, used to play like pretend, bunny

We used to play pretend, wake up, you need the money

Used to play pretend, used to play pretend, bunny

We used to play pretend, wake up, you need the money

We used to play like pretend, give each other different names

We would build a rocket ship and then we'd fly it far away

Used to dream of outer space but now they're laughing at our face

Saying, "Wake up, you need to make money"

Yeah

Release date: June 16, 2016

Access date:December 5, 2016

In Stressed Out they use Imagery, by saying, "They want to build a rocket ship and fly it far away" and to pretend to be a "bunny" to help the reader visualize his childhood memories. As the song is showing the struggle between adulthood and childhood.

The author uses Hyperbole, by saying, "my brother... we have the same nose." it is impossible to have two people to have the same nose. He uses this hyperbole to show they have the same likes in smells. The author also uses the phrase," stones throw" to describe the distance he lived from a creek he used to roam. Obviously a stones throw would not be a accurate form of measurement.

The author uses Allusion, by saying, "Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days." The author assumes the person would have to know what the "good old days" were like. The author is making a reference to himself as "Blurryface." He is assuming that the audience understand that he is trying to figure out who he is.

(Song: Heathens)

(Performed by: TWENTY ØNE PILØTS)

Written by Joseph Tyler

(Album: Blurryface)

*All my friends are heathens take it slow

*Wait for them to ask you who you know

*Please don't make any sudden moves

*You don't know the half of the abuse

*All my friends like heathens, take it slow

Wait for them to ask you who you know

Please don't make any sudden moves

You don't know the half of the abuse

Welcome to the room of people

Who have rooms of people that they loved one day

Docked away

Just because we check the guns at the door

Doesn't mean our brains will change from hand grenades

You're lovin' on the psychopath sitting next to you

You're lovin' on the murderer sitting next to you

You'll think, how'd I get here, sitting next to you?

But after all I've said, please don't forget

All my friends are heathens, take it slow

Wait for them to ask you who you know

Please don't make any sudden moves

You don't know the half of the abuse

We don't deal with outsiders very well

They say newcomers have a certain smell

Yeah, I trust issues, not to mention

**They say they can smell like your intentions

You're lovin' on the freakshow sitting next to you

You'll have some weird people sitting next to you

You'll think "how did I get here, sitting next to you?"

But after all I've said, please don't forget

(Watch it, watch it)

(Watch it)

All my friends are heathens, take it slow

Wait for them to ask you who you know

Please don't make any sudden moves

You don't know the half of the abuse

All my friends are heathens, take it slow

(Watch it)

Wait for them to ask you who you know

(Watch it)

All my friends are heathens, take it slow

(Watch it)

Wait for them to ask you who you know

Why'd you come, you knew you should have stayed

I tried to warn you just to stay away

And now they're outside ready ro bust

It looks like you might be one of us

Release date:May 12, 2015

Access date:December 2, 2016

*Sensory Language: In the following lyrics the author sets the stage for a sense of fear and distrust with the instructions he give his guest. "All my friends are heathens take it slow, Wait for them to ask you who you know. Please don't make any sudden moves, You don't know the half of the abuse." It is obvious that fear and anxiety should be a part of the guest's experience. The author also uses sensory language when he describes that "they can smell your intentions." Meaning that they can sense a person through smell and not just by judging their actions.

The author uses a metaphor in the song by stating his "friends are heathens." He supports this claim by saying they are murders, freak shows, and psychopaths. Another example is when he says, "And now they're outside ready to bust." Obviously they're not going to burst or explode, but they are preparing for action.

Sound devices are used in this poem when he states "Watch it!" multiple times, creating a sense of fear, urgency, and anxiety. Also the word "burst" implies the sound of something exploding, making it an effective sound device.

(Song: 7 Years)

(performed by Lukas Graham)

(Blue Album)

Once I was seven years old my momma told me

Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely

Once I was seven years old

It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger

Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker

By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor

Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure

Once I was eleven years old my daddy told me

Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely

Once I was eleven years old

I always had that dream like my daddy before me

So I started writing songs,* I started writing stories

Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me

'Cause only those I really love will ever really know me

Once I was twenty years old, my story got told

Before the morning sun, when life was lonely

Once I was twenty years old

I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure

'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major

I got my boys with me at least those in favor

And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later

Once I was twenty years old, my story got told

I was writing about everything, I saw before me

Once I was like twenty years old**

Soon we'll be thirty years old, our songs have been sold

We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming

Soon we'll be thirty years old

I'm still learning about life

My woman brought children for me

So I can sing them all my songs

And I can tell them stories

Most of my boys are with me

Some are still out seeking glory

And some I had to leave behind

My brother I'm still sorry

Soon I'll be sixty years old, my daddy got sixty-one

Remember life and then your life becomes a better one

I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once

I hope my children come and visit, once or twice a month

Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold

Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me

Soon I'll be sixty years old

Soon I'll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold

Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me

Soon I'll be sixty years old

Once I was seven years old, momma told me

Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely

Once I was seven years old

Once I was seven years old

Release date: September 18, 2015

Access date:December 3, 2016

The author uses metaphors in this poem. When he states, "It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger," it is of course impossible to be bigger than the world. He is using that metaphor to help to describe how important they felt at that age. He then used another metaphor "the world is cold." The world literally does not have one temperature or feelings or emotions. He uses this metaphor to describe that the world can seem cruel and cold.

The author uses Allusion in this poem when he makes this statement, "'Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major." When the author refers to smallest voices he is talking about doubt leading to failure. The author also uses allusion when he refers to glory twice in his poem. "Something about that glory just always seemed to bore me," and "Some are still out seeking glory," and glory can have many meanings but the author is assuming that we know he is referring to glory as fame.

The author uses Personification in this poem when he says, "the world is cold." the author is giving the world a human life quality of having feelings and emotions, in this case the world has a "cold" personality and is unwelcoming. The author also used Personification by saying, "Before the morning sun, when life was lonely." Life by itself does not feelings, in this statement it implies that life "feels" lonely.

The Dallas Machine:"The Triplets"

By: Colby Bulleigh

Dac drops back to make a decision,

he launches the ball with great precision.

As the ball is wailing through the air,

Dez's catch is fair.

He earn the next down,

There isn't a fan sporting a frown.

Dac's next move is a hands off with no fear,

As he watches Elliot shift gears.

He is a well oiled machine and runs fast,

as he watches all the opponents he runs past.

BOOOM! Into the end zone he was like a beast,

as he delights in his make believe feast.

Literary Devices used: Simile, metaphor, Onomatopoeia

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