Ballad Analysis: Mr. Sensitive

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Ballad Analysis
Mr. Sensitive

1/ Musical Aspects:

Day in and day out Repetition, Assonance
Watch him scream, watch him shout
Through the silence Repetition Through the silence
Give him ears Repetition Give him eyes Assonance Give some point to the cries and the violence Repetition Oh, the violence

Hear him scream your name Alliteration

I would like to introduce Mr. Sensitive
The one who never let the worst get the best of him Repetition

Get the best of him

This city feels low
It gives the gleam and the glow Alliteration Of his diligence to their elegance Assonance Just feel anger, feel pain Exact Rhyme Feel the sun and the rain

Just feel something Repetition Oh, feel something

Hear him scream your name

I would like to introduce Mr. Sensitive
The one who never let the worst get the best of him

They throw the stones and bricks and bones Exact Rhyme “He didn’t stand a chance”, they said
Come little boy the world is so
But ignorance is bliss

I would like to introduce Mr. Sensitive
The one who never let the worst get the best of him Repetition I would like to introduce Mr. Sensitive
The one who never let the worst get the best of him
Get the best of him

2/ Poetic Devices: Metaphor

3/ Song Message: A child lives in a village devoid of feeling. People get so afraid of this child who has feelings that they kill him. =>Metaphor: The Idol’s war was probably very harsh. He probably often felt like the boy in the song living in a world without feelings, and probably often felt almost as if he was about to be killed, especially when enduring the judges' comments while he was...
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