Rhetorical Song Analysis of "Yesterday" by The Beatles
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Rhetorical Song Analysis of "Yesterday" by The Beatles

The behind the song meaning that has kept this song dearest to our hearts for decades.

Rhetorical Song Analysis of "Yesterday" by The Beatles
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The song that I chose for my rhetorical analysis was, "Yesterday", by The Beatles. I picked this song because it has a great message and a very happy vibe to it. The Beatles used every major type of rhetoric in order to fully get their message across clearly. Also, with The Beatles being one of the first rock bands ever to exist gives them a very high reputation.

As for Ethos, The Beatles represent themselves by giving their songs true meaning. They try to find information that can relate to a large audience. An example of this is shown in the song, " Yesterday", as it talks about how sometimes we just look back at how our lives used to be and long for how easy everything used to be before all the obstacles and troubles that had occurred. The melody in this song is important because it represents the type of vibe that they are trying to get out of the song. With a happy melody comes a happy message.

The lyrics in the song, "Yesterday", make the listener look back on their life and think about all the decisions and hard things we have to go through to get where we are today. Also, it helps us reevaluate what we are doing to try and make each day great. The band appeals to my emotions in the first lines, "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay." This all ties to the rhetoric type known as Pathos.

The band has a clear claim. The claim in the song is described as moving on from the mistakes you have made in the past is important and helps you grow as a person. This song uses a lot of evidence behind the overall claim of the song. The song also really shows that although The Beatles are well respected, they are people too who have the same emotions as we do. They really emphasize the same struggles that ordinary people go through on a day to day basis.

As for Kairos, the timing of the song fits well in any day of age as the song is referring to yesterday. They use a lot of information that is relatable and will never be out of date. In conclusion, this song really made me think and hit me on an emotional level because I have struggles just like everyone else. As for the audience, it is quite reassuring to know that even people that seem to be on top of the world can still relate to just ordinary people.

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