Outline For Literary Analysis And Essay

I need an pre-writing literary analysis outline to be completed located on page 126 on PDF.  To prepare an outline or graphic organizer that will serve as the foundation for a 1,200–1,500 word essay 124 Graded Project n To begin the research process by preparing an annotated bibliography in Modern Language Association citation and documentation format that consists of at least five sources: n 1 primary source: the song lyrics n 4 secondary sources: song reviews, critiques, articles about the album, profiles of the singer and/or songwriter that focus on the music and lyrics (not the individual’s personal life).  This is a combo assignment. Final draft instructions on page 134 on PDF

  • Literary Analysis of the Song “Eleanor Rigby”

    The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby

    Ah look at all the lonely people Ah look at all the lonely people Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice In the church where a wedding has been Lives in a dream Waits at the window, wearing the face That she keeps in a jar by the door Who is it for All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong? Father McKenzie, writing the words Of a sermon that no one will hear No one comes near Look at him working, darning his socks In the night when there’s nobody there What does he care All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong? Ah look at all the lonely people Ah look at all the lonely people Eleanor Rigby, died in the church And was buried along with her name Nobody came Father McKenzie, wiping the dirt From his hands as he walks from the grave No one was saved All the lonely people Where do they all come from? All the lonely people Where do they all belong?

     

    The song Eleanor Rigby was released in the year 1966. In the song Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, a lonely woman is dead and is forgotten so easily due to the fact that she has no one who cared for while she was still alive. The Beatles managed to pass the message of human care and its importance. This is because, despite her efforts to serve others, individuals are less acknowledged. Additionally, the artist has used literary devices such as repetitions, imagery, allegory, figurative language, rhythm and metaphors to put its message across. The song seeks to ensure that individuals understand the need to care for each other in life and even in death. These literary devices help to show the loneliness of Eleanor Rigby and how such loneliness has affected her life and the life of others.

    The major theme of the song is loneliness and Illusion. This has been put across by the artist through application of various literary devices. By repeating the word “look at the lonely people,” (McCartney, 2) the artist make the audience to view that underneath Eleanor hospitality being a bleak undertone. In essence, the application of repetition technique is coherent as it shows acts of loneliness Eleanor is living in. This word has been used to show how lonely Eleanor is despite her efforts to ensure she looks happy in front of people.

    Imagery as well has been used to present the theme if loneliness and illusion in the song. This technique has helped in showing the level of illusion and loneliness Eleanor is living in. In the line “Waits at the window wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door,” (McCartney, 2) shows that it is very easy for an individual to think of somebody by keeping one’s head in some type of liquid in a jar to be used when the need arises. Looking at it intensely, the face in the jar has been used to represent the face Eleanor has put on so as to look beautiful when outside so that other people can see. In reality, Eleanor lives in loneliness by disguising her sadness and longing with her face by her window.

    Allegory is associated with the theme in that it shows that Eleanor Rigby is living her life. “She wears the face that she keeps in a jar” has been used to show a hidden meaning that she has a face which she wears for the public while inside her she is living in solitude. She attends weddings and works to make others happy. In essence, she keeps up with the illusion that she is very happy so that she can make everybody to see her and believe that she is very happy. When she dies in the end, she is easily forgotten.

    The metaphor has also been used in the song. The word “buried along with her name,” has been used to show an act of isolation which Eleanor is in. It shows that Eleanor died together with her legacy since people did not care about her. With the use of the metaphor, a meaning of loneliness is conveyed (Weber, 14). The song has a unique rhythm scheme which incorporates a mixture of rhythms which entails dream and grave that has been established by use of punctuations as well as preparation of various stanzas to bring the theme more into the light. The use of the rhythms and the sound, as well as the word choice, brings to the light the life of Eleanor that it is boring and so cold. In addition, it shows that she is living a life of loneliness and isolation which conveys that she is living in an illusion as the world knows that she is happy with life.

    The song has also used visualization which enables the audient to make the results strong by such use of simple imagery. The song has neither elaborations nor embellishments which depicts that it is a dry statement of facts. The stanzas such as the one which describes Eleanor in church picking rice after wedding shows a plain message that she is a lonely woman since she is the only one cleaning up after the festivity. Despite being no descriptive words to show that she is very lonely, the image created by the song explains it all.

    Towards the end of the song, when Rigby dies, another illusion is revealed. Since she always used to make others happy and make people to believe she was also happy in turn, it is coherent that such illusion was not worth it since, after her death, nobody cared to know about her. The theme of loneliness is also reiterated very much in the song as it is shown that Eleanor was always lonely despite the fact that she never allowed anybody to suspect that she was living a lonely life. Rather, she made sure that her loneliness is her own problem and should not bother anybody. This made people not to pity her or pay so much attention to her sufferings. She, therefore, had to live a lonely life full of illusions until her death.

    Moreover, when she was dead, father McKenzie wipes the dirt from her hand after burying Eleanor. Such act of wiping the dirt from his hand also has been used to denote the fact that one can get rid of something and forget about it. It is in this regards coherent that McKenzie just wanted to get rid of the remains of Eleanor and forget everything about her. The father just wants to live his own life and attend to her own problems without minding any other people’s business.

    The song instills different impacts to the public. It creates an unpleasant feeling with a strong sense of emptiness with solitude when listening to the song. It also creates a sense of politeness to Eleanor who throughout the song is depicted to be lonely with no one to lean on. Most importantly, the songs manage to create a sense of care which it urges the individuals to ensure that they take care of one another irrespective of their social and economic backgrounds.

    It is coherent that the application of various literary techniques such as allegory, imagery, and repetition has made the song to achieve its objective (Coupland, 17). The author successfully brings up the theme of illusion and loneliness which Eleanor lived while she was alive. Listening keenly to the song conveys a heavy as well as an unpleasant feeling since it creates a sense of emptiness and solitude when one put themselves in Eleanor’s shoes.

     

    Annotated Bibliography

    Coupland, Douglas. Eleanor Rigby: A Novel. Vintage Canada, 2012.

    This source analyzes the life of Elenor with a very pragmatic view. The book analyzes every aspect of life events until she died a lonely life. In addition, the book explains the meaning of each life situation faced by Elenor.

    Elicker, Martina. Semiotics of Popular Music: The Theme of Loneliness in Mainstream Pop and Rock Songs. Gunter Narr, 1997.

    This source provides an analysis of the theme of loneliness in the song. It shows various circumstance Elenor underwent which show she was lonely. In addition, it shows whether such acts of being lonely was worth it.

    Everett, Walter. The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology. Oxford UP, 1999.

    The source provides the various styles of literature which was used in the music. It also helps in defining the themes of the songs by analyzing the ideas of the song. Further, it shows the use of the imagery in the song to present the theme.

    McCartney, Paul. The Beatles Lyrics. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.

    This is the primary source which contains the lyrics of the song. It shows the actual words used by the artist. It as well clearly creates the feelings from the lyrics which helps in defining the thems of the song.

    Weber, Erin T. The Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings About the Fab Four. 2016.

    The book provides a narrative of the song and explaining the use of literary techniques. It further describes the feelings developed by listening to Song Eleanor Rigby. In this regards, this source is helpful as it helps in understanding the theme the author intended to present.

    Works Cited

    Coupland, Douglas. Eleanor Rigby: A Novel. Vintage Canada, 2012.

    Davies, Hunter. The Beatles Lyrics. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2014.

    Elicker, Martina. Semiotics of Popular Music: The Theme of Loneliness in Mainstream Pop and Rock Songs. Gunter Narr, 1997.

    Everett, Walter. The Beatles As Musicians: Revolver Through the Anthology. Oxford UP, 1999.

    Weber, Erin T. The Beatles and the Historians: An Analysis of Writings About the Fab Four. 2016.

 
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