"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater

Imagery

This song is in the movie "Forrest Gump" and the scene when this song is playing shows a bunch of soldiers relaxing, smoking cigars, and grilling. Because I have seen this movie that is what I picture in my head when I hear this song.

Syntax

Throughout the song the same verse is repeated over and over again, "It ain't me, it ain't me". By repeating that phrase they were describing people who did not get drafted and saying that they were not those people.

Diction

"Silver spoon in hand". This phrase is talking about people who are always handed everything and don't have to work for anything.

"inherit star spangled eyes". This means that a lot of people who were against the war were still drafted, therefore "inheriting" the war (star spangled eyes).

Throughout the song, Creedence Clearwater raises and lowers their volume to emphasize certain parts of the song.

Details

The main message in this song is that most of the people who were drafted were poor and had to work for everything they got, while rich people were not drafted.

Tone

Cliche because this song is your average helicopter scene music.

The word that best describes the tone of this song is "accusing". I feel like this song is accusing the government of an unfair draft system.

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