In Dave marsh's essay, “Fortunate Son”, he uses characterization of people and places to create vivid pictures in the reader's mind of the scenery and the people he is describing. This way the reader can more easily understand what type of people and what type of place he's talking about. His writing is at its best and most engaging what he is describing his old home. It is the most engaging because he is extremely descriptive and uses examples that the reader can interpret easily. This once again, creates a vivid image of the scene he is writing about. When talking about a song by Smokey Robinson he describes “ The way it [Robinson's voice] twined around impossibly sugary lines and made rhymes with in rhymes, of ordinary conversation, within the limits of everyday vocabulary.”(Marsh, 27).
I had one personal experience with a song by an artist named Miguel. I recently discovered his newer music and was taken back by how real the lyrics were. And one of his new songs, “Simple Things”, he sings about how his love interest does not need him to be a ‘model’ or ‘movie star’. She only wants the ‘simple things’ from him. This meant a lot to me, as I realized she was saying she only wanted to be with him for him, not because he was famous or had money. Many relationships nowadays are focused on what one person can do for the other. Personally I think that a relationship should be based more on how you feel about the other person versus the benefits of being with them. Miguel makes this point clear in this song, and that is why it had such a strong impact on me.
|This is a picture of Miguel performing.|