"Ohio", by Neil Young (1971) Kaitlin, Marshall, Zach

Tin soldiers of Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, four dead in Ohio

Gotta get down to it, Soldiers are cutting us down, should have been done long ago. What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground. How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it, Soldiers are cutting us down, should have been done long ago. What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground. How can you run when you know?

Tin Soldiers and Nixon coming, We're finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming, Four dead in Ohio.

Imagery, Diction, Syntax, and Details Analysis

The song in the video, opens with information about the past, and what the song is going to be about, the history of what happend. The song gives you imagery about the protests, and about the "Tin Soldiers" and Nixon coming. Is the begining of describing about the murders from the police men that shot the four people, (two boys, two girls) for protesting. Also, when Niel Young sings the line, "What if you knew her", it makes you imagine, one of your friends in that position in the place of the student.

The syntax is where there is a long pause and an emphasis after the sentence, "What if you knew her", this offers a second for the listener to think, "What if that were to happen to me or one of my family members/friends?".

Examples of diction is when the singer sings, "Found her dead", because it makes you image someone you know, now dead because they were shot from protesting. It frightens the listener and makes them think. Another example is when the beat of the drum makes a solid rhythm, it allows the singer to follow and when the singer wants to emphasis they remove the drum and only allow the guitars to play.

The tone is accusing and hateful because Nixon is at fault for what happend, and hateful because the band is making the song sound hateful towards the event that took place.

There are details of the four students that lost their live's at Kent State University in Ohio.

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