The Unknown Soldier- The Doors

By Kirsten Brunette, Lucas Kubica, Miles Guyette

Wait until the war is over
And were both a little older
The unknown soldier
Breakfast where the news is read
Television children fed
Unborn living, living, dead
Bullet strikes the helmets head
And its all over
For the unknown soldier
Its all over
For the unknown soldier
Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Hut
Hut
Hut ho hee up
Compnee
Halt
Preeee-zent!
Arms!
Make a grave for the unknown soldier
Nestled in your hollow shoulder
The unknown soldier
Breakfast where the news is read
Television children fed
Bullet strikes the helmets head
And, its all over
The war is over
Its all over
The war is over
Well, all over, baby
All over, baby
Oh, over, yeah
All over, baby
Wooooo, hah-hah

All over, All over, baby…

Imagery

The song describes details of the war from beginning to end. A description of events during the war would be when,"Bullet strikes the helmets head" is sung.

Syntax

The song uses lots of pausing throughout the ending of the song, giving it more of a dramatic effect An example of this is,

"Well, all over, baby

All over, baby
Oh, over, yeah
All over, baby

Wooooo, hah-hah".

Diction

Unknown, all, over are words used to create an overall impactful feeling of the song. The pacing is slower, which creates a more dramatic feeling.

Details

The subject of the songs is about soldiers being drafted and sent to war to be most likely killed.

Tone

The music's tone could be described as Despairing with the slow way it is being sung.

The lyric's tone could be described as expectant because it is a song about a sad topic of soldier getting sent to war to be killed.

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