“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

IMAGERY

What sensory experiences does the song describe?

-The sound of the guitar at the beginning of the song can bring about different      emotions.

SYNTAX

Where does the song use pauses, repetition, parallelism and/or unique sentence structure?

-In the lyrics for example "It ain't me"

DICTION

What three words most impact to the overall feel of this song?

-It aint me, this is the most impact full because CCR is saying that It isn't me who wanted this war, and who doesn't want to be there.

How are musical devices (instrument choice, pacing, rhythm, vocals, etc. used to enhance specific words' meaning?

-the iconic guitar at the beginning of the song is like the theme song to the Vietnam war.

TONE

What is the subject of the song? Does it tell a story or declare a message?

-not everyone is born free.

Use this list of tone words to describes the tone of the song’s music.

-proud, this song can give of a feel of pride in ones country.

Use this list of tone words to describes the tone of the song’s language as revealed through imagery, syntax, diction, and details.

-reminiscent.

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