Basically, I have to present a seminar to a class in English (will be graded) and I have chosen a rap song to work with. Reason being the song has song incredible meaning to it etc, but I have come across the problem where I do NOT know what some things are called. I would really appreciate it if someone could work through this piece with me and tell me what is what
Tears on the mauseoleum floor
Blood stains the coliseum doors
Lies on the lips of a priest
Thanksgiving disguised as a feast
Rollin’ in the Rolls-Royce Corniche
Only the doctors got this, I’m hidin’ from police
All white like I got the whole thing bleached
Drug dealer chic
I’m wonderin’ if a thug’s prayers reach
Is Pious pious cause God loves pious?
Socrates asks, “Whose bias do y’all seek?”
All for Plato, screech
I’m out here ballin’, I know ya’ll hear my sneaks
Jesus was a carpenter, Yeezy, laid beats
Hova flow the Holy Ghost, get the hell up out your seats
Coke on her black skin made a stripe like a zebra
I call that jungle fever
You will not control the threesome
Just roll the weed up until I get me some
We formed a new religion
No sins as long as there’s permission’
And deception is the only felony
So never f-ck nobody wit’out tellin’ me
Sunglasses and Advil
Last night was mad real
Sun comin’ up, 5 a.m.
I wonder if they got cabs still
Thinkin’ ’bout the girl in all-leopard
Who was rubbin’ the wood like Kiki Shepard
Two tattooes, one read “No Apologies”
The other said “Love is cursed by monogamy”
That’s somethin’ that the pastor don’t preach
That’s somethin’ that a teacher can’t teach
When we die, the money we can’t keep
But we prolly spend it all ’cause the pain ain’t cheap
I know that each ending word on every line 1+2 rhymes, what is that called? Rhyming couplets?
I understand there are similes in the lyrics (Coke on her black skin made a stripe like a zebra
Alliteration on "Lies on the lips of a priest", "Rollin in the rolls royce corniche"
There is imagery throughout the song pretty much "All white seats"
But then I really cannot remember any other words that I should be looking for, things like onomatopoeia, iambic pentameter etc, the kind of grammar which is required for A2 (I'm taking an access course and things like this is my Achilles heel). Would really appreciate some help asto what is in this lyrical masterpiece IMO.
"All for Plato, screech"
Would screech be an onomatopoeia?
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