Identity, the one thing that we all have in common, Identity feeds on peers influences & recklessness, one's identity is shaped by the negligence of others & can leave you shattered & torn. ‘Scar’ by Missy Higgins demonstrates identity throughout the song, the lyrics are influential upon my understanding because they insight a message, she wants the listener to feel her pain to take grasp of the reality that is sadly more apparent than one might think. The examples are reoccurring and are as such ‘doesn’t that sound familiar? Doesn’t that hit too close to home?’ etc. Those few brief lines whilst simple; are effective and impact upon the reader/ listener throughout repetition & rhetorical questions. Through the lyrics the songwriter displays how her identity has been shaped by her past, present & future experiences; they state that she is but a shadow of the women she used to be. This is evident through metaphors. Then she pulled at my stitches one by one." The pain inflicted upon her took its precious time. "Looked at my insides clicking her tongue and said. “The observer undertakes the final measures before the completion of the task, (dove into her emotions & started ripping them out.)"This will all have to come undone." No longer can the songwriter’s life remain the same... For the good of her wellbeing, "This will all have to come undone. “ Therefore the song ‘scared’ by missy Higgins uses techniques throughout to illustrate how identity moulds a one’s self though repetition metaphors and rhetorical questions.
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