Concrete Angel

971 words 4 pages
Kylie Schluter
English 218
Professor Renfrow
November 12, 2010
Word Count: 968
“Concrete Angel” “Concrete Angel” is a song written by Rob Crosby and Stephanie Bentley. This song was sung by Martina McBride and released in 2002. This song can be looked at as a poem with a lot of meaning behind it. A little girl who was abused violently tries to hide the scars and bruises but still managed to deal with the pain. Taking a look behind the words of this poem will help readers understand how the little girl is being portrayed by means of imagery, repetition, metaphors, mood, and even the meaning of the title “Concrete Angel.” Rob Crosby and Stephanie Bentley us a lot of imagery throughout this song which gives readers a clear image of
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The metaphors discussed above help give a path to understand in a deeper meaning about the little girl coping with hardships and her unfortunate death. The mood of this song is obviously sad but ends happily for the little girl. Because she had been through so much with abuse and neglect she no longer suffers and is now in heaven where she can be happy for eternity. The mood sets a slow and calm rhythm for this song. This song is comprised of seven quatrains with three repeated choruses. The lines of this song have uneven syllables which tend to drag the song out making the rhythm as well as the beat slow. Because of the uneven syllables there really is no stress pattern however most of the syllables are unstressed. The beginning words of the lines tend to be stressed but the end of the lines tend to be unstressed which gives the song a calming vibe. Taking a look behind the words of this poem helps readers understand how a little girl is portrayed by means of imagery, repetition, metaphors, mood, and even the meaning of the title “Concrete Angel.” After taking a closer look into this song, the title has a clear meaning. “Concrete Angel” is about a little girl who was violently abused during her short life. In the end the little girl dies but Crosby and Bentley do a good job using words with a larger meaning. They describe the little girl

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