Song Analysis Essay
What is the overall “message” or theme of the song? In a paragraph, summarize in your own words what the song is saying. The lyrics of the song “Hall of Fame” (by Script Ft. Will.i.Am) have an overall message to never give up and to fulfill your goals. The song is very motivational to the listener and lets you know that you can achieve anything if you put the effort to try. This song creates feeling of strength, confidence and will-power. It gives me the desire to stand up and aim for the impossible. It encourages me to make my dreams into reality because one day I will be acknowledged for all the hard work. Everything will be worth it in the end. As written in stanza two “You can move a mountain” is an exaggeration. You can’t actually move a mountain but it’s an example showing that if you stay focused, you can accomplish the task! Find a Figure of Speech from your song.
Copy it here, and identify what type of figure of speech it is. An example of figurative language in this song is a metaphor. As written in stanza eight “Cause you burn with the brightest flame” is telling the listener that they can be bold, brave and courageous like a fierce light in destructive darkness. A flame represents energy, purity and strength. Identify any Imagery in the song. Write the line(s) here. What image is being created in the listener’s mind? “Standing in the hall of fame (yeah, yeah, yeah) And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah) ‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah, yeah)
And the world’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah, yeah) And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame” When listening to the chorus the listener imagines standing alone in the hall of fame under a spotlight of glory, with the feelings of accomplishment while the world chants his/her name. The listener has reached victory and is all-mighty! What 3 Symbols will you use to represent “big ideas” from your song? Identify the 3 symbols here, and describe what they mean. The three main symbols I have chosen to represent the big ideas from my song are a lion, a staircase and a castle. The lion is a symbol of a ruler that has potential and bravery.
A lion is skilled, fearless and unstoppable. A staircase represents moving forward one step at a time to attain personal goals. It displays starting from absolute rock bottom, slowly progressing all the way up to high success. The staircase leads the way to a positive future. Lastly the castle represents royalty, power, high-class and fame which are all topics that this song mainly discusses. What colours and border are you using for your project, and why? What ideas or emotions do these colours and patterns represent?
I have chosen purple as the main background colour to create a feeling of passion and patience. Purple is a mix of both red and blue which concludes that it has all the traits of those two colours, such as energy, leadership and tranquility. Purple represents imagination and creativity. It likes to be unique and independent. Purple specifically represents royalty and power.
The second color I chose was gold to represent success, achievement and value. Gold is very eye-catching and is a winning colour. That is why I chose it, because when you win your goal in life you want to draw attention to yourself and show off. Most medals are gold or silver to show victory. Gold represents wealth and royalty as well.