English Assessment Task 1
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Song – Imaginative Journey
The Beatles - primarily John Lennon.
The song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, performed by The Beatles, written in the year 1967, by John Lennon, takes the listener on a journey into the imagination. The most common interpretation of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” is that the lyrics of the song follow the journey that one would embark on after taking the drug LSD which would project wild imaginings. Other interpretations of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” are that Lennon had a girlfriend named Lucy and that the song is primarily about her.. During “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, the imaginative journey emanates throughout in which adds to the song’s complexity.
Imaginative journeys are used generally as an escape from reality and the dull everyday life, and are often the search for something greater. The first words of the song are “picture yourself”, telling us that the following parts of the song are imaginary. This is a good way of explaining how the song relates to an imaginative journey.
This song does not have a rhyme scheme but a free verse layout. This characteristic of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” lets down the flow of the song a little bit, due to there being no connection through the use of rhyming. But this fits this song accompainied by the lyrics and score.
There are many different techniques that add to the intricacy of the song, the following lines and paragraphs will list and explain most of the techniques. In “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, the concept of journeys is represented by the use of imagery and symbolism. The meaning of the lyrics is different to each responder and can only come from careful listening and a deep understanding of the song.
This song does not have many metaphors, and the metaphor in the following sentence is a difficult one to understand. In the last line of the first verse “a girl with kaleidoscope eyes” is a...
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