Red

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Red
Taylor Swift
By: Alexa Durand and Erika McLaren
"Red"
Loving him is like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly
Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're already flying through the free fall
Like the colors in autumn, so bright just before they lose it all
Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Loving him was red
Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right there in front of you
Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite song
Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer
Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that strong
Losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
But loving him was red
Oh, red
Burning red
Remembering him comes in flashbacks and echoes
Tell myself it's time now, gotta let go
But moving on from him is impossible
When I still see it all in my head
In burning red
Burning, it was red
Oh, losing him was blue like I'd never known
Missing him was dark grey all alone
Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met
'Cause loving him was red
Yeah, yeah, red
We're burning red
And that's why he's spinnin' 'round in my head
Comes back to me, burning red
Yeah, yeah
His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street
Poetic Devices
Simile
“Loving him is like trying to change your mind once you're
already flying through the free fall” She compares loving him
and flying through a free fall using like
“Losing him was blue like I'd never known” She compares
losing him and being blue using like
“Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never
met” She compares forgetting him and trying to know someone
you have never met using like
“Touching him was like realizing all you ever wanted was right
there in front of you” She compares touching him and realizing
all you ever wanted was right in front of you with like
Simile
“Memorizing him was as easy as knowing all the words to your old favorite
song” This is an example of a simile because she is comparing Memorizing him
and the words to your favourite song using as
“Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's
no right answer.” She compares fighting and a crossword puzzle using like
“Regretting him was like wishing you never found out that love could be that
strong” She compares regretting him and wishing you never found love using
like
“Oh, losing him was blue like I'd never known” She compares losing him and
being blue using like
“His love was like driving a new Maserati down a dead-end street” She
compares his love and a new Maserati using like
Hyperbole
“Faster than the wind” This is a hyperbole because it is
an over exaggeration saying that love can be faster than
wind.
“But moving on from him is impossible” This is a
hyperbole because it is not impossible to move on from
someone and it is an over exaggeration.
“And that's why he's spinnin' 'round in my head”
This is a hyperbole because someone can not physically
be spinning in your head.
Metaphor
“Passionate as sin” Comparing Passionate and Sin
“Loving him was red” Comparing love to being red
“Losing him was blue” Comparing losing him and
being blue
Imagery
“Remembering him comes in flashbacks and
echoes”
This is an example of Imagery because it makes
you picture flashbacks and hear echoes in your
head
“Like the colors in autumn, so bright just
before they lose it all”
When she says this you picture a beautiful autumn
day
Assonance
And that's why he's spinnin' 'round in my head
Comes back to me, burning red
This would be an example of assonance because the
words “head” and “red” use the same e sound
Faster than the wind, passionate as sin
This is assonance because the words “wind” and
“sin” use the same I sounds.
Tone
Taylor Swift has very a very intense attitude
toward her song red. In a past interview she
explained "I wrote this song about the fact that
some things are just hard to forget," she said,
"because the emotions involved with them were so
intense and, to me, intense emotion is red.” You
can tell that her tone toward the song is quite
depressing and gloomy.
Mood
The mood of the song is very lonely and dreary.
The song is constantly saying how she will
never move on and how Losing him was the
worst thing that ever happened to her.
Song Interpretation
This song is about many different things. It is about
Taylor Swifts love and how it comes to a screaming halt
and ends. "Loving him is like driving a new Maserati
down a dead-end street". It talks about how passionate
Taylor is for this guy and how it ends so fast, "Faster
than the wind, passionate as sin, ending so suddenly".
The main idea of the song is evolved around the word
"red" and she explains that "loving him was red" and
what she means by that is to her intense emotions are
red.
Reflection
We picked this song because it is one of our favorite songs
by Taylor swift, and we felt that is had good deep meaning
and would be a good song for this assignment. "Losing him
was blue like I'd never know, Missing him was dark grey all
alone, Forgetting him was like trying to know someone you
never met" these lines have great meaning, and make so
much sense to me, they make you think about what that is
like to you or what it might be like. This song is passionate
and meaningful and that is why we chose to use it for this
assignment.
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