Song analysis – shelby c

Song analysis:

Y U gotta B like that?

You say we’re something, something or another
Tryin’ to keep my records straight ’cause it will never be the same
You’re lovely under, tryin’ to be undercover
I, said if you wanna keep your face then you better keep out my way, yeah

Respond, “ew”
Hello, “no”
You’re saying like, “don’t let go, ” you
You said we were hanging out, but
I feel like I’ve touched the ground so
Hello (hello)
Hello (hello)
Hello (you say hello, yeah)
Hello and goodbye now, goodbye, now

So, why you gotta be like that
Why you gotta be like that (yeah, uh)
Why you gotta be like that
Why you gotta be like that (gotta be like that)

I just set the record, baby you are not the one (not the one)
Tell the other girls I’m not an added in plus one (yeah)
Why did you spread all those rumors
Trying to match all conclusions
Don’t sell yourself off illusions, illusions, illusions (yeah, yeah)
I just think you’re crazy if you think I’m into you (woo, woo)
Maybe if you’re smart enough to think it might be true

So, why you gotta be like that
Why you gotta be like that, (yea, uh)
Why you gotta be like that
Why you gotta be like that (gotta be like that)
1 step, 2 step for another, 3 step did you keep it undercover
Yeah, you’re so difficult

“Stop calling me”
“Uh huh”

1 step, 1 step for another, 3 step did you keep it undercover
You’re 1 step, 2 step for another, 3 step did you keep it undercover
Yeah, you’re so difficult

1: Determine the subject of the poem

  • The subject of the poem is about the writer feels frustrated that someone was trying to talk to her and say that they were in a relationship even thought they weren’t, she wasn’t happy about it and all she wanted to do was punch the guy, and that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear
  • It addresses how one may feel about another in different ways etc

2: Identify the poems narrator

  • The narrator is the singer/song writer, shes the girl that this happened to and its directed to the guy that tried talking to her

3: Note the diction of the poet

  • The words are concrete, the words describe the dialogue that may have happened. The poem does not include direct clichés but it is about love, so it Is a cliché overall. The words contribute to the poem because she uses words and thoughts that she wanted to say to the guy

4: Determine the tone of the poem

  • The tone of the poem is almost satiric towards the guy and how he treated her
  • The tone doesn’t change in the poem however she sets ground towards him near the end of the poem

5: Determine the rhythmical devices used by the poet

  • The stanzas patterns seem to be longer and then shorter etc.

6: Note the use of other literary devices

  • Contains some rhymes
  • Allusions/refrences towards certain people in her life
  • Cliches of love/relationships

7: Determine the values of the poem

  • The reader/audience experiences things the author did because we get to almost go into her position/mind about how she felt when this happened


identities paragraph


The police officer may have been uncertain about what may have happened next with the suspicious looking man, but was his spontaneous decision to shoot the man the right move? The short story “Identities” by W.D Valgardson portrays the emotions and responses that this police officer went through, and why race, gender, culture, and social class could all play a part in an individual’s judgement. The police officer witnessed an unshaven man, dressed in blue jeans going towards a telephone booth, surrounded with a gang of young adults with hair “glistens as though shellacked.” The man walked apprehensively towards to telephone booth on his way to leave a message to his wife, sticking to the side of his Mercedes, distracted by the group of young men and women. While preoccupied by the concern of the gang he sees in his distance, the man is stopped suddenly, being ordered to halt. He felt relief rather than fear as he had seen the police officers’ uniform. The man tried reaching for his wallet for a piece of identity, but the inexperienced police officer was too nervous, and inadequately trained, resulting in him making a rash decision to shoot the man. This act from the police officer can be viewed through many different lenses. One may have the impression that the police officer had a racist preconception towards the man, implying or assuming that the man may have been a person of colour. This could also be interpreted through the lens that since it was set in a run-down neighborhood, the police officer quickly assumed that the man was from the area, was dazzled by the Mercedes and was trying to steal the car or the belongings inside. One last lens this could be viewed from is that since it was an unkept, older looking man that immediately makes him a criminal, possibly, if he was not a man he wouldn’t have been shot so quickly. The police officer was trained poorly and should not have been out on the field himself, in an unfamiliar neighborhood that time of day. The police officer in W.D Valgardson’s short story “Identities” should not be justified for shooting the man as he was wrongfully trained and made a thoughtless decision, resulting in him taking a mans life.

How stereotypes affect a person

One thing I am proud of is I believe my essay writing has gotten better since last year. I wasn’t always sure how to incorporate quotes and other things into my writing without it sounding awkward. Even though I still have to improve it a little bit, I’ve learnt a lot about doing it properly. Two things I need to improve is making the info is relevant to everything I have written before it, as well as making sure that I check for grammar mistakes more often and reading over it very carefully.

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Totem post writing

The First Nations may be affected by history and attitude because they may feel like they are not accepted as they should be because of stereotypes. They think that they are not accepted or respected in the places they live. People have put so much stereotypes on the First Nations which may cause them to feel forgotten because they are so generalized in society, getting rid of their true identity, making them feel invisible or like they aren’t a real person.

Persausive essay corrections

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When doing this, I learned a lot about how to write a good essay and I will keep in mind the corrections for the  next essay we write. I really enjoyed the topic and I felt really passionate about it. If I could fix anything before handing it in I would’ve checked more for grammar mistakes and get more then one other person to read over it for me.


Fear – english 11

This photo portrays fear because when I was little I would tumble down the stairs when trying to go to my brothers room to say goodnight to him with my mom, she would leave the light off so I couldn’t really see where I was going. I had other ideas like my driveway, because its super steep and I fell down it when we first moved there and I still have to be super careful in the winter especially. But this photo about the stairs I think was a better option because I also don’t really like the dark so the story about falling down them and the part of the dark was a good combination. This affects my actions now because I am more careful when walking down stairs and walking through dark places in case there’s something in the way or something that I wouldn’t know is there.