#1
can u guys help me point out some of the poetic devices(metaphors, similies, personification, cinquain, quatrain etc...) used in Stairway to Heaven? even if u dont like the song, u can still help.


There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed,
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure.
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
"Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven."
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen, rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn, for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.
Ooooh,

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
And there's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Ooooh

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him.
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road,
Our shadows taller than our soul,
There walks a lady we all know,
Who shines white light and wants to show,
How everything still turns to gold,
And if you'll listen very hard,
The tune will come to you at last,
When all are one and one is all,
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven
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Last edited by iron_maiden97 at Feb 14, 2008,
#3
help!
HELP!

I NEED SOMEBODY-
HELP!

NOT JUST ANYBODY-
HELP!


Sorry. You just had "help!" as the subject, and that's what jumped to mind.
#4
didnt jimmy page write the song when he was 15 or something?
or was that just the guitar and not lyrics
Send me off to bed forevermore.
#5
HELP!

I NEED SOMEBODY-
HELP!

NOT JUST ANYBODY-
HELP!


Sorry. You just had "help!" as the subject, and that's what jumped to mind.


You effin read my mind
i was just about to write that
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#7
Quote by iron_maiden97
can u guys help me point out some of the poetic devices used in Stairway to Heaven? even if u dont like the song, u can still help.


There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold,
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed,
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall, but she wants to be sure.
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
"Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven."
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get, when I look to the west
And my spirit is crying for leaving
In my thoughts I have seen, rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune,
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn, for those who stand long,
And the forests will echo with laughter.
Ooooh,

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May Queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
And there's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.
Ooooh

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him.
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road,
Our shadows taller than our soul,
There walks a lady we all know,
Who shines white light and wants to show,
How everything still turns to gold,
And if you'll listen very hard,
The tune will come to you at last,
When all are one and one is all,
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven


Metaphors-The stairway

repetition for dramatic effect- the stairway, the piper, the forest, the lady, the wind, and the road.

personification- forests laughing, whispering wind

Some analysis- The lady is the May queen, she trying to buy the stairway with gold, but she has to find it first, the song is sung in a narrative point of view, telling her where to go which road to take and to follow and listen to the wind.

That's all I can muster I am sleepy.
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didnt jimmy page write the song when he was 15 or something?
or was that just the guitar and not lyrics



neither. I've read like 3 zeppelin books and have never heard that be suggested. Therefor I'm going to come to the conclusion that you made it up.
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didnt jimmy page write the song when he was 15 or something?
or was that just the guitar and not lyrics

plant wrote all his own lyrics I believeth.
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neither. I've read like 3 zeppelin books and have never heard that be suggested. Therefor I'm going to come to the conclusion that you made it up.


I'm pretty sure i heard an interview where he said him and robert plant got high in this one place that used to be like a satanic church, and they just wrote a bunch of random shiit
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You effin read my mind
i was just about to write that


great minds think alike.
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#12
Quote by Ez0ph
I'm pretty sure i heard an interview where he said him and robert plant got high in this one place that used to be like a satanic church, and they just wrote a bunch of random shiit
Plant has a quote on Wikiquote I think where he says "I have no idea. We were all high on Moroccan dope at the time," when asked what "Stairway To Heaven's" lyrics meant.
#13
Quote by swordsrkewl
Metaphors-The stairway

repetition for dramatic effect- the stairway, the piper, the forest, the lady, the wind, and the road.

personification- forests laughing, whispering wind

Some analysis- The lady is the May queen, she trying to buy the stairway with gold, but she has to find it first, the song is sung in a narrative point of view, telling her where to go which road to take and to follow and listen to the wind.

That's all I can muster I am sleepy.

wow thats pretty good if ur sleepy. if anyone else more like this that would be cool
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Rob Zombie
In This Moment
Age of Daze
Blue October
Inward Eye
Thornley
Billy Talent
Rise Against
Rancid
Anvil
Theory of a Deadman
Shinedown
Pop Evil
Blink 182
All-American Rejects
Fallout Boy
#14
Quote by Ez0ph
I'm pretty sure i heard an interview where he said him and robert plant got high in this one place that used to be like a satanic church, and they just wrote a bunch of random shiit



All of the accounts I've seen say that they were at a cabin in wales or Scotland and got high and wrote it sitting next to the fireplace.
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sorry i cant help you


lol, nice

you brought back a thread that died hours ago to say you couldnt help him
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