Analyze the use of figurative language in a song

You have some good, developing ideas on this revision. Your idea on what you want to argue the
song’s meaning is, in particular, is developing well.
However, your work still needs improvement to be a fully-developed, unified outline.
First, your thesis still needs improvement. 1) list the three or more literary devices the song
uses; 2) state more clearly up front what you’ll argue the song’s message is (about love and
death); and 3) indicate what you’ll argue is the reason this song’s message is so popular. Right
now, you have a good idea developing for item #2—it sounds like you want to argue the song’s
message is that love (current or remembered) can act as a comfort and stave off regrets when one
is dying. So, include that idea in your thesis, in addition to items 1 and 3.
Second, you must revise your outlined body paragraphs so each one covers one point to
support your thesis argument. As noted on your previous return, one common order is to focus
each of the first three body paragraphs on a single literary device and then the fourth paragraph
on the “reason for popularity” argument.
Another method you could use would be to organize your paragraphs by topic. For instance—to
prove the song’s message is that love is a comfort and staves off regret at death, your first
paragraph might first need to prove that the speaker in the song is actually dying. You would
analyze multiple literary device uses to prove this is the case. Then, your second paragraph might
focus on proving that the song is saying the girl is a comfort during this time of death. Then,
your third paragraph might prove that the song is also saying the girl (her love, the memory of
her, whatever your argument is) helps keep the man from feeling regret about anything in his
life. Finally, your fourth paragraph would prove your “reason for popularity” argument.
Third, no matter what organizational method you choose for your body paragraphs, you must
deepen and explain your literary analysis so readers understand and are persuaded by
your conclusions. See the marginal comments for more help in this area.
If you have questions on this feedback and how to revise, please contact the school.
Instructor (VGG)
Lucio Dalla’s “Caruso” (English Translation #4)
Here, where the sea shines and the wind howls,
on the old terrace beside the gulf of Sorrento
a man embraces a girl after the tears,
then clears his throat and continues the song:
I love you very much, very, very much, you know;
it is a chain by now that heats the blood inside the veins, you know…
He saw the lights out on the sea, thought of the nights there in America,
But they were only the fisherman’s lamps and the white wash astern.
He felt the pain in the music
and stood up from the piano,
but when he saw the moon emerging from a cloud,
death also seemed sweeter to him.
He looked the girl in the eyes, those eyes as green as the sea.
Then suddenly a tear fell and he believed he was drowning.
I love you very much, very, very much, you know;
it is a chain by now that heats the blood inside the veins, you know…
The power of opera, where every drama is a hoax;
with a little make-up and with mime
you can become someone else.
But two eyes that look at you, so close and real,
make you forget the words, confuse your thoughts,
so everything becomes small, also the nights there in America.
You turn and see your life through the white wash astern.
But, yes, it is life that ends and he did not think much about it
on the contrary, he already felt happy and continued his song:
I love you very much, very, very much, you know;
it is a chain by now that heats the blood inside the veins, you know…
I love you very much, very, very much, you know;
it is a chain by now that heats the blood inside the veins, you know…
Commented [GGV1]: The lyrics must come first in this
document.
inside the veins, you know…
The original version of “Caruzo” by Lucio Dalla
Qui dove il mare luccica
e tira forte
il vento
su una vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo di Sorrient
( Sorrento- Neapolitan expression)
un uomo
abbraccia una ragazza
dopo che aveva pianto
poi si schiarisce
la voce e ricomincia il canto.
Te voglio bene assai
(ti voglio molto bene)
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ ‘na
catena ormai (è una)
che scioglie il sangue dint’ e vene
sai (nelle vene).
Vide le luci in mezzo al mare
pensò alle notti là in
America
ma erano solo le lampare
e la bianca scia di
un’elica
sentì il dolore nella musica
si alzò dal
pianoforte
ma quando vide la luna uscire da una nuvola
gli
sembrò più dolce anche la morte
guardò negli occhi la ragazza
quegli occhi verdi come il
mare
poi all’improvviso uscì una lacrima
e lui credette di
affogare
Te voglio bene assai
(ti voglio molto bene)
ma tanto tanto bene sai
e’ ‘na
catena ormai (è una catena)
e scioglie il sangue dint’e
vene sai (nelle vene).
Potenza della lirica
dove ogni dramma è un falso
che con un
po’ di trucco e con la mimica
puoi diventare un altro
ma due
occhi che ti guardano
così vicini e veri
ti fanno scordare le
parole
confondono i pensieri.
Così diventò tutto piccolo
anche le notti là in America
ti
volti e vedi la tua vita
come la scia di un’elica
Ah si, è la vita che finisce
ma lui non ci pensò poi
tanto
anzi si sentiva felice
e ricominciò il suo canto.
Te voglio bene assai
(ti voglio molto bene)
ma tanto tanto bene sai
è una
catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’e vene sai (nelle
vene).
Te voglio bene assai
(ti voglio molto bene)
ma tanto tanto bene sai
è una
catena ormai
che scioglie il sangue dint’e vene sai (nelle vene).
Figurative Language in Lucio Dalla’s “Caruso”
Thesis: Caruso dies in pain and finds relief in the affection to a young woman who would
be the last love of his life.
I. The song tells a story of a man dying in pain and a young woman being the image he
wants to remember.
A. He remembers the places he enjoyed so much:
1. “Here, where the sea shines and the wind howls, / on the old
terrace beside the gulf of Sorrento” (Dalla lines 1-2).
B. He appreciates the new country of America that enhanced his popularity, and he
recollects it with warmth, but recognizes that nothing can replace his homeland,
treating the fame as “fisherman’s lamps and the white wash astern” only (Dalla
line 8).
C. However, he does not recognize the value of his life through what he has
accomplished, stating “You turn and see your life through the white wash astern”
(Dalla 23).
II. The last days of life spent in pain and agony are revealed with the metaphor and
comparison
A. The singer compares pain to the chain that melts him from inside and seeks relief
through death:
Commented [GGV2]: Okay—if this is the case, what is the
song’s message, then? That love can comfort people in
death?
Review the previous return for all three elements you must
present in your thesis.
Commented [GGV3]: This paragraph does not have a
united idea that supports a thesis point, nor do you identify
literary devices in this paragraph.
1. “it is a chain by now that heats the blood inside the veins” (Dalla
chorus)
B. He cannot even perform, because he “felt the pain in the music” (Dalla line 9).
C. Death seemed the only relief also when he realized that he was not alone (use of a
metaphor for the occurrence of a woman in his life):
1. “…when he saw the moon emerging from a cloud, / death also
seemed sweeter to him” (Dalla lines 11-12).
D. Also, he realized that it was the end:
1. “it is life that ends” (Dalla line 24).
III. The woman is referred to as a girl in the song, because she is young and beautiful, with
the author using figurative language (comparisons and metaphors) to highlight her beauty
and her role in the last days of Caruso’s life:
A. She had beautiful eyes that were of the same color as the sea:
1. Her “eyes as green as the sea” (Dalla line 13).
B. When her tears dropped, it was overwhelming for him:
1. “a tear fell and he believed he was drowning” (Dalla line 14).
C. The way she looked at him – obviously, with love – made him forget about his
pain:
1. “But two eyes that look at you, so close and real, / make you forget
the words, confuse your thoughts” (Dalla lines 20-21).
2. When she looks at him, “everything becomes small, also the nights
there in America” (Dalla line 22), because the only thing he needs to feel
happy is love.
Commented [GGV4]: But this line comes directly after the
speaker says he loves the girl very much. So, would the “it”
not reference that love? What makes you think the “it” here
references pain toward death? You need more analysis to
support this reading.
Commented [GGV5]: How is the moon emerging from a
cloud a metaphor for a woman in his life? You must explain.
And, if death is sweeter, then what is the message of the
song?
Commented [GGV6]: Which is what role? What is the
message the song sends about love and death? You lack a
consistent reading here that you prove through all your
information and (developing) analysis.
Commented [GGV7]: But DOES he forget his pain? You
noted earlier that death seemed sweeter (than a woman). So,
wouldn’t that suggest he DIDN’T forget?
Commented [GGV8]: Is this the message you want to argue
the song sends?
But what lit device is used here? And how do you get the
interpretation that “the only thing he needs to feel happy is
love”? Without explanations for your conclusions, the readers
cannot understand (and thus will not be persuaded by) your
ideas.

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