Song Analysis

This is my analysis of the song I chose

Lukas Graham wrote this song because he wanted to tell a story of his life and how he wants to live a long and exciting life.

The writer chose these lyrics to tell the listeners and readers about his becoming of life; he grew up in a poor neighborhood but he calls it home, that’s why he makes songs the way he does.  This song does not have any metaphors or similes. Also the  effect this song has on the readers is to open up your eyes to a different lifestyle. Also the song is about growing old and living a happy life, surrounded by family.

The overall tone and attitude is joyful and dark at the same time.  He talks about his accomplishments which is celebratory and also talks about his story with his past.”I hope my children come and visit once or twice a month” creating a troublesome tone. The song is celebratory of all the things he accomplished. The writer uses this sadness in the song because it shows more about his past and how were all growing old.

The type of song/poem is a narrative, talking about his life. Also there is 14 stanzas in total, not in particular order, but there are quatrains. The song is a free verse having how ever many lines in each verse. These quatrain verses has two rhymes.                                                                                                                                   “It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker
By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor
Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure”

The author is talking about his accomplishments and his family, past and future. The song is written because he wants to tell his story about his family in the past and future and what he has accomplished in his music career. The narrator is Lukas Graham and generally speaking towards his readers.  What the song means to me is that to live a long and happy life, he wants to live past 60 because his father died at 61 and he wanted to live longer than that because he needed to ‘pass it to believe it”


SSEP Reflect

Define: We need to make up a experiment that we can test in micro-gravity and possibly help in the future

Microgravity is a state where there is very little gravity so it when people are up there they seem to float.

Our group wanted to come up with an experiment that was original and standing out to other groups.

Some of our brain storm ideas


Dream: When thinking about our ideas, there was lots to come up but we thought about it more then in was impossible for the restrictions for the SSEP no flight list.  Some ideas are seeing if eggs would hatch in space the same way they hatch on earth. We turned that down because we had to fit whatever item we would have into a small tube. Another idea was to have a caterpillar in space, We would send a cocoon in the tube.

Discover: One of our ideas was to see if an iron galvanized nail corrode the same way in space. It would work with a small nail and a small amount of sulfuric acid. So we started to look into this idea more. Finally we decide this was the right choice. It took me all so sudden because the next day we were starting with the experiment.img_15681


Design & Deliver: We started our experiment which was very exciting and to just think about the chance that our idea could be put up it space. Along the way of the experiment we took pictures almost everyday we could to see what was happening to the nail. In the first couple of days it was obvious that corrosion was happening because little specks of the nail were floating in the acid. After a week we saw a weird blue gel forming inside the beaker and around the nail. We later found out it was from the zinc and copper that galvanized the nail came off. img_16151


Debrief: At the end I was sad because I wanted to keep working on this project. It was a self directed project and we got to choose an experiment that we wanted to do and see if we could get our idea in space. The experiment was a fun thing to do and a great introduction to science 9 and high school.