Born in the USA

by Bruce Springsteen

Imagery: "You end up like a dog that's been beat too much"

"...They put a rifle in my hands and sent me off to Vietnam to kill the yellow man"

Syntax: The song pauses after each verse, describing the situation that the drafted soldiers went through. The pause let's the lyrics sink in and you understand their real meaning, separate from the music.

Diction: The musical devices go against the meaning of the lyrics.

"Born in the USA are the most prominent lyrics"

Details: The details are about how the men didn't want to go to war, but because of where they were born, they were forced to go fight an enemy that they had nothing against

Tone: The tone of the music is uplifting, energetic

the tone of the lyrics is: depressing informative

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