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Team By Lorde Essay

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Her music is catchy, infectious, meaningful, enigmatic, contemporary, and popular. Who is she? Lorde. The song I chose to analyze is “Team” by Lorde, composed by Joel Little and Lorde. I like this song because of Lorde’s melancholy vocals, the catchy and dreamy beat, and the relatable meaning behind it. This song stands out to me because it is a representation of Lorde’s life and values; Lorde represents her home country, New Zealand. I admire Lorde’s talent and songwriting abilities. For example, she writes captivating lyrics that have meaning. I also like “Royals” by Lorde. I chose “Team” because it is catchy, it represents Lorde’s roots, and the lyrics contain powerful examples of ...view middle of the document...

For example in the intro, Lorde preaches, “send the call out” (lines 5—20) 15 times with little background music. This part emphasized the meaning. That’s not all she’s good at; Lorde writes incredibly intelligent songs with lots of literary elements.

Many literary elements in “Team.” Repetition is used when she repeats the line “send the call out” (line 5 to 20) 15 times. The second literary device is a set of similes. Lorde uses the word “like” in “their skin in craters like the moon” (line 26) to compare the skin of her boys to the surface of the moon. Also, she uses it in the next line, “the moon we love like a brother,” (line 27) where she compares loving the moon to the way she loves a brother. “Dancin’ around the lines we tell” (line 28) is an example of an idiom. Lorde is not dancing around lies, she just means they are avoiding the truth. The catchy chorus begins with an example of alliteration, “we live in cities you’ll never see on screen” (line 31) where the ‘s’ and ‘c’ sound are emphasized. “Living in ruins of a palace within my dreams”...

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