Song Analysis

In this third of English Literacy class, I learned how to analyse a song which we can choose the song that related to our theme ( Mental Health) and analyse it into a paragraph. Within this section, I learned how to identify the song lyrics, and elucidate the lyrics into more descriptive sentences. Days and days pass by, I decided to pick one song to analyse for my final assessment called shake it out, sung by Florence Welch. 


The song called “Shake it out” has been written down by Paul Epworth, Tom Hull, and Florence Welch. This song is one of the most famous songs that is connected to the mental health issues which sung by Florence Welch or most people called her Florence the Machine. This song is written based on her life, who’s used to get into darkness by the control of alcoholics. When she hangover by alcohol, all of her regrets come to her mind when thinking about her past to her present life. In this song, Florence finds it difficult to forget her memories which she always thinks of it as it was bold. Based on this song, it talks about her past that is filled with bad decisions and her past is truly the darkest point in her life. Her past afflicted with her present-day life, which cannot see a way out of her abysmal and oblique past. This song proposes to any kind of person who stuck their life with their darkness of the remarkable memories in a way to encourage and inspire those people not to think and to not put pressure on their past to their present-day life from their wrong decision that they took and switch it as their experience. Also to embolden those people that, there’s always bloom after wither. 


I assume that the main idea of this song is to get rid of these regrets and to stop continuing to think about the mistakes they may have made in the past. The past is over now and to keep these regrets in their head is only going to hold them back. It is difficult to continue living and growing if they keep dreaming of what they wish they could change about the past. The message that this song wants the listeners is to let them shake all of the past to imply that they should have fun and move on rather than dwell into that past. This could tell that the tone of the song is dark, but slowly as the song progresses, the artist becomes more hopeful in what she believes.


  To support the tone of the song, Florence chose many good word choices to support the song’s emotion, such as the word “demon” used referring to the bad spirit which compared to the Florence past in a way to convey the listeners more attention and put in their feeling into the song. As the song goes on, the tone starts to change from dark to something hopeful and inspired which is the word “restart”. This word is a good word choice because it persuades people to start their new life as a new piece of paper with a pencil, and don’t think and worry too much about what had happened in the past, because the past cannot be changed, present just be happy, and the future is yet in their power. The word choice changed in the opposite direction because at the beginning of the song, Florence was very sad and conflicted, but throughout the song, she found more courage and forgot about her regrets. She became happier through the process of the song; her happiness started to show and she regrets multiple times that it is hard to dance with them on their back, or hard to find happiness when thinking about the past. In between this chorus she continues to show that happiness is easier to obtain by forgetting regrets.


At the beginning of the song, the middle part of the song, even the end part of the song is every engages the listeners by using figurative language in the song to make the listener curious and use their imagination to think what is happening in the song and what that figurative language means in their perspective. At the beginning of the song, it used “Regrets collect like old friends.” I think this phrase, Florence referring to how regrets may be forgotten about for a little bit but they come back together again and one might find it hard to let them go. This can fill one’s mind with negative thoughts. This phrase contributes to the song because these regrets forming together are what Florence is saying someone needs to “shake out” or forget about, so they’ll be left with no regrets, and therefore a more positive mindset. In the middle part, I think Florence used “It’s always darkest before dawn” wants to compare how the happiest moments will come after tough times, just as dawn doesn’t come until after the sky is dark. Dawn usually symbolizes hope or a positive awakening, although the darkness of the night can symbolize fear or bad situations. The darkness is being connected to tough times. One message that Florence could be giving is that just as darkness has to come every night, we all experience tough times. Although we all have tough times, happier times can come from them, just like how after darkness, dawn returns. This phrase contributes to the message the song gives about forgetting the regrets they’ve had and don’t sink in them because although they may have done something they wish they hadn’t, positive outcomes can come from them, so we shouldn’t regret these memories. Last but not least, Florence used the phrase “Tonight, I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground” wants to compare burying a horse in the ground to forgetting about all the mistakes she’s made. When they bury something, it becomes difficult to get it back. It is still on Earth and still exists, but it is underground and doesn’t conflict or get it the way of anything else above ground. Similar to this, the past and the mistakes one has made are done and have already occurred. One cannot go back in time and change it, because the mistakes one has made are not changeable. Instead of regretting them, forgetting about them can leave them so that they do not continue to affect one’s pursuit of happiness, even though the past still happens and mistakes have occurred. Considering this, when they forget about their mistakes, it is almost as if they are burying them. This phrase strongly contributes to the rest of the song because the idea Florence gives of “shake it out” her regret refers to the meaning of this metaphor. 


In conclusion, this song is written based on Florence story, which she had decided on a bad decision which she always regrets about that past, but it never be forgotten in her mind. This song chooses many good word choices to insert with the phrase and figurative language, which is even more persuasive and conveys the listeners not just to regret their past, but also to forget all of the bad things that had happened in the past, bury it underground and never let it vex with their present day. If one can discontinue the desire to alter the past, and instead look forward to the future, happiness will become a more frequent and accessible sentiment. 


I hope you enjoy reading these paragraphs, and get some knowledge about how the song has been analysed based on the song lyrics. 


In English Literacy class this round, we learned about mental illness and how people with mental illness or disorder been stigmatized by society, and being discriminated against by many people, including their surrounding and the world. 


Besides learning about mental illness, we also learned about literary devices which our facilitator ( Hannah ) brought up and assigned each student one of the literary devices, perhaps some students got another extra, which means some students have two of the literary devices. There are plenty of literary devices that have been discovered, but our facilitator only assigned 20 literary devices which she thinks could influence more to help with our creativity of writing and speaking. For me specifically, I have been assigned for two of literary devices which are Anthropomorphism and synecdoche. With these two literary devices, I need to use my creativity to come up with a creative way to present about these devices to my classmates. She gave us a should able time for me to research about these devices to understand in my own, and present to the whole class. 

Finally, I only presented about anthropomorphism for this round, and synecdoche will be presented in the next round because of the time constraint. 

So, if you want to understand about anthropomorphism, please keep reading and I’ll walk you through this device. Now, what is Anthropomorphism? 

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to animals, natural phenomena, deities or non-human beings. In example of anthropomorphism, the animal or deity is question is behaving like a human, such as in the case of talking animals or deities involving themselves in the affairs of humans as in ancient Greek dramas. Where does anthropomorphism come from? An anthropomorphism comes from the combination of Greek words “anthropos” and “morphe”meaning “human” and “form” respectively.


Furthermore, why is anthropomorphic being used, and what are the significance of it? 

Examples of anthropomorphism have been a part of human culture for millennia. Many ancient tales and fables feature animals or deities as main characters who speak, have feelings, and make complex decisions. These tales and fables were often used to teach lessons and impart wisdom. Some famous authors of anthropomorphic tales have argued that the clear fiction of the story–the listeners are quite aware that animals do not talk–allows for greater truth to be told.

Well, I believe that learning without using example wouldn’t really help to understand much, so let’s get into some of the examples of anthropomorphism. 

EX 1: Two cookies jump into a pot of chocolate milk.

EX 2: A dog and a cat walking to school together.

EX 3: An apple tree is going to the supermarket to buy some apple fruits

EX 4: A chair and a table talking with each other about the party last night.

EX 5: Fluffy the bunny got dressed and cooked herself some breakfast. 

These are some examples to show how anthropomorphic is being used, but in reality can all of these could do those things, of  course, no. 


To be concluded, I could feel by designing and making a presentation to teach my classmates to help me to be confident talking in public especially presenting about some sort of topics. Also, this could help to learn how to plan a lesson plan for teaching, and how I get to be prepared with all of the work and with its organization to make it easy for the students to understand as well as getting them to be engaged with the lesson. Lastly, I would like to thank my facilitator for bringing these ideas to help me and other students more with their creativity, and I would like to have more of this kind of work because it is very helpful with my academic. 


Establish the happiness into stress


       Stress is a common dangerous mindset that could lead you to a very serious health problem. According to Cambridge dictionary, stress is a great worry cause of different situation, or something that cause to a danger condition. Stress can cause from burn out, meeting the deadline and despondency…etc. Stress is automatically response developed in our ancient ancestors as a way to protect them from predators and other threats. Faced with danger, the body kicks into gear, flooding the body with hormones that elevate your heart rate, increase your blood pressure, boost your energy and prepare you to deal with the problem. Drink a cup of cold water if you ever get stress. If you ever get stress you are absolutely come to right place to solve these mindset problem. Here are some step that you can do:


Step 1: View the beautiful vista of nature

          Stress get to people naturally which mean that nature is one of the most important objects to get rid of stress, especially flower. Flower is one of the plants that grew up with beautifulness, and strongness. It’s has different color and their own shape, also flowers are very strong. It’s grew up with the defensive of the air that blow up and down, left and right. Not just the beauty of flower, according to Linda Chalker-Scott, and associate professor of horticulture and extension specialist at Washington State university said “ power of flowers provide a necessary splash of color, there are also an incredible amount of benefits to keeping plants in your home. A few of these advantages include improving your health, promoting healing, and providing a great way to de-stress ” If you get you should go to somewhere that has flowers and relieve the stress through the smell and the flowers and tries to look at an open view for some mind refresh.


Step 2: Listen to music

         Music is one great way to relieve stress through the music melody, tune and the rhythm. Music has its’ own tune with different emotion through the music lyrics and beat such as: sad, happy, excited…etc. But if you are stress you should choose the right power of the music emotion which is energetic music. Energetic music created to cheer up people to be happy and tobe refresh through the beat. Not just energetic music that can make people relieve their stress but you can listen to any kind of music that you think will help you with stress because music is one way that keep you healthy. Researchers at Stanford University have said that “listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning to the same extent as medication. They noted that music is something that almost anybody can access and makes it an easy stress reduction tool ”. So, music is absolutely useful and helpful to relieve stress.

Step 3: Involving in playing sport

       Sport is marvelous way to keep you body healthy and get rid of stress. Sport are not just football, basketball, volleyball…etc, it also can be running, execering, swimming..etc. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Researchers show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate. Which is good to do when you are stress. Why doing that? When you have stress you might not able to do something well such as working, so don’t do it, move to somewhere else and play some sports. When you play sports you get sweaty and tired which burn up your body temperature. When it burn up your body temperature, you can talk a shower with cold water and it’s will cold down the temperature which you can feel very good and refresh your mind.


Step 4: Meditation & Yoga

        Stress is in come from your mind, so you should go to somewhere that is quite and has a good view to do some meditation and yoga. Meditation can help to relieve stress because when you do meditation you don’t think of any things which help to clean all dreadful moment and wake you up from stress.


Step 5: Drink cold water and wash your face

       Over thinking causing a very serious stress which cause you lazy, but there is way to defense from the problem. When you get that stress just go to the bathroom and wash your face with cold water, and you will feel halfway fresh you mind. After you wash your face just drink some cold water and it will 100% fresh your stress out.


All in all, stress are very critical problem, but there are also a way to solve those problem. There are many different way to solve stress problem, but those five solution above are very useful to use while you have stress and you can use your own strategy to solve those problem. Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope you learn something from the text. Thank you


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Advantage of computer

Computer was made by Charles Babbage and was made in last 8 decade.The advantages of computers are many.  One advantage is their time saving nature.  It is much quicker to type a letter than to write one with a pen.  The connection to the internet is of great use. The ability to research something or ask questions in real time is amazing.  The amount of data that can be stored, manipulated, and retrieved is phenomenal.There are a lot of major advantage of  computer.Computer is a good technology for learner ,teacher and for occupation.Computer articulate our idea about what we want to know.Computer can help us a lot of thing that we want to do.Computer help us to do something rapidly and  greatly improves the speed of data input, output, processing, and transmission.Also,computer give us an information that we want to know about. Computer is a crucial component of the academic success of a student. Whether it is a laptop or a desktop, a computer offers a unique platform to gain the most up-to-date information  and to analyze the use of that information for school projects. Additionally, computers help students grow accustomed to writing professional material, like resumes when preparing for the workforce.However computer help us to search something that we haven’t know and we want to know. Using the computer save natural resources by limiting our need of paper and pencils..Moreover we can watch video youtube and more in computer.Also,we can use skype to see each other if you have family that live far away from you.Also computer is a good technology to learn explore more at our house without teacher explain.However we can play game that will explore your english what you want to relax.We can put a khmer old song for our parent to listen.


In my own words the meaning of “ discipline” is to stay with something, control, and teach. First of all, discipline means to stay with something. For example, one of my friends has  discipline with her works. She stayed with her work until she finished what she had planned. Furthermore, I believe that discipline means to control because you control your mind or control feeling to do things. A real life example is one of my friends, who lives in my hometown, doesn’t want to do anything like:  homework, or washing his clothes, but he controls his mind that if he doesn’t do it, he wouldn’t have clothes to wear or his homework wouldn’t be done. The only thing he can do is to control his mind to do it. Finally, I believe that discipline is to teach. This is because you are the only one who teaches yourself to do something that you need to do because no one can control your mind. To finish something that you need to finish,  you have to teach yourself how to have discipline with your work. To sum up people may define the meaning of discipline differently, but for me discipline is to stick with your job, manage your work, and train yourself.

Why do we need education?

Education is a main point in people life. People always study from birth to death. People try to study to because they want to get high education. Studying never ends. There are many categories in education, which is math, science, chemistry, history, and more. Each subjects helps you to learn a lot of of things that you didn’t know before, and it helps you to make your life easier. For example, history class may help you to learn good things from the past period. However, math helps you to calculate the amount of number. However, there are several advantages of study.

Firstly, people study to get a good job or to own a company. If we don’t study, we won’t get a good job or own anything. If you want to get a good job, the only thing you could do is study hard. When you study hard, you get a high education. You know a lot about the positive job to do. When you study harder, you will success the action. Also, it is easy for you to have a good job or to own the company by your own skill. That is a good point of study to get the good occupation.

Secondly, people who study hard will becoming a change agent. When you study a lot about skill or each subject, you get to know a lot about something deep, that not a lot of people know about it. If you want to change your country, you have to have a high education to make your country develop by using the creative way. For example, people who raise animals, they don’t really know a lot about the advantages of cow poops, but if you are the learners, and you have a really good education, you might use the creative way that you study to turn cow poops into something useful for your country and export them to other countries to get  money to develop the country. That is a example of change agent people.

Finally, people study to live in peace and happiness. When you have low education, you don’t have a good job to do. Most people who study hard don’t really worry about how their future looks like. They think in their mind that, they have high education, and they might have a good job to do. Also they would have a happy family. For people who have low education. They always think about their future of what they can do to get money to support their family. Those are the differences between how people live with a different level of education, and how hard people who study hard look like, and how easy people who have high education life look like.

All in all, you need to encourage people to study hard, to have a good education and then they will have a good occupation, to become a change agent and to live with happiness. Also to make them have more power to study.



Elephants are very clever and are the biggest animals on the earth. They are found in Africa and Asia. Generally, they are a grey color and they are white in Thailand. Female and male elephants live in separate groups. Elephants live a long time, more than 100 years. Mostly they live in jungles, but they are also seen in the zoo and circus. They can grow around 11 feet in height and 5,896 Kg in weight. The largest elephant ever has been measured as 3,96 M high and weighed 10,886 Kg. An individual elephant can eat 181 Kg of food and drink 30 L of water daily.

Elephant skin is one inch thick; however, it is very sensitive. They can hear each other’s sound from a long distance, around 8 Km away. Male elephants start living alone when they become adults; however, females live in groups. The oldest female of a group is called the matriarch. In spite of having intelligence, excellent hearing powers, and a good sense of smell, elephants have poor eyesight.

Elephants look very attractive to kids because of their interesting features: two giant ears, two long tusks (around 3m long), four pillar-like legs, a long trunk, a huge body, two small eyes, and a short tail. Tusks are believed to grow their entire life. The trunk is used to eat food, drink water, bathe, breathe, smell, carry loads, etc. Elephants are considered to be very smart and never forget any event that happened in their life. They communicate to each other in very low sound.

The baby of an elephant is called a calf. Elephants fall under the category of mammals as they give birth to a baby and feed them milk. A baby elephant can take almost 20 to 22 months to reach full development inside its mother’s womb. No other animal’s baby takes such a long time to develop before birth. Female elephants give birth to a single baby every four or five years. They give birth to a baby that is 85 cm (0.83m) tall and 120 kg heavy. A baby elephant takes almost a year or more to learn the use of its trunk. A baby elephant can drink about 10 liters of milk daily.

Elephants are at risk of extinction because they are easy to find, they have prized ivory tusks, and they are targets for hunting. They should be protected in order to maintain their existence on the earth. Why we have to protect elephants? Because in use future people might want to see elephants and want to know how elephants look up close and live. Also elephants are good for other animals that depend on them. Elephants are just amazing animals that needs our help



An environment is gifted by the nature to nourish the life on the earth. Everything which we use to continue our lives comes under the environment such as water, air, sunlight, land, plants, animals, forests and other natural things. Our environment plays a very significant role in making possible the existence of healthy life on the earth. However, our environment is getting worse day by day because of the man made technological advancement in the modern era. Thus, environmental pollution has become the biggest problem we are facing today.

Environmental pollution is affecting our daily lives negatively in various aspects of life such as socially, physically, economically.  Contamination of the environment brings lots of diseases which human being may suffer whole life. It is not a problem of community or city, it is a worldwide problem which cannot be solved by the effort of one. If it is not addressed properly, it may end of life a day. Each and every common citizen should involve in the environmental safety programme launched by the government.

We should correct our mistakes and  towards our environment to make healthy and safe from the pollution. It is hard to believe but true that only a little positive movements by everyone may bring a huge change in the declining environment. Air and water pollution is leading our health on danger by causing various diseases. Nothing can be said healthy nowadays, as what we eat is already affected by the bad effects of people which reduces and weakens our body  to fight disease causing microorganisms. That’s why, anyone of us can be diseased anytime even after being healthy and happy.

So, it is a major worldwide issue which should be solved by the continuous efforts of everyone. We should participate in the World Environment Day campaign to actively participate in the environment safety event.

Attractive place in Cambodia

There are many places in Cambodia. There are many tourists who come to visit Cambodia, especially Angkor wat. Most people in Cambodia are friendly and kind. People always help each other when they need help. People in Cambodia always go and visit other province to have fun with their family or their friends. There many places in Cambodia that people want to visit. There three most interesting places in Cambodia.

First place, is the front of the palace. Everyone who come to Phnom Penh, they never forget to visit the front of the palace, even the tourist. There are a lot of doves in the front of the palace. Also people sell some foods or corn for the visitor to give to doves. Moreover there is a river in front of the front palace. There are many beautiful flower that organize the front of the palace that attract tourism. One of the interesting thing you might want to do is running on the grass on caught the doves. There are many color of the doves such as: black, white, and mix color.

Second place, is koh ta kiev. Koh ta kiev is located in Sihanoukville. Koh Ta kiev is known as an island. It is the second famous island in Cambodia.  It has a lot of big trees surround that island. Also there are many visitor who go there. There are an increasing population of people who go there year by year. People go there to get fresh air and have fun with their family. It a really good place for people, who tried with their work, and want to relax. Most of the people who go there for relax and do some meditation.

Third place,  is Angkor wat. Angkor wat is a temple that built since the 7 century. It was built by a king during that period. Angkor wat is a historical temple that known for the world record. People who live in Cambodia or from others countries always go there and look how beautiful that temple is. Angkor wat is a really good place for people to sell khmer traditional clothes and tradition foods. There are more than 100,000 people who visit there per year, and it always increase.

In sort, those are the three interesting places in Cambodia. In each place, there are many thing to do, and to learn about that places. Angkor wat,  Koh ta kiev, and the front of the palace are the main places in Cambodia. Tourist don’t want to miss with those three places. Also it help you, when you get stress.

Kampong Chhnang

Kampong Chhnang province is where I am from. Kampong Chhnang province is bordered by five provinces; Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Kandal, and Pursat. The capital is Kampong Chhnang city. Kampong Chhnang province is 91 kilometers by road five to Phnom Penh. My house is 100 kilometers to Phnom Penh. There are 8 district 65 commune and 478 village.There are six top sights in Kampong Chhnang province: Phoum Kandal Chong Kos floating village, Kompong Chhnang airport,Ondong Rossey, Phnom Santuk, Cambodia-Vietnam friendship monument and Independence monument.

Phoum Kandal Chong Kos is a village in Kampong Chhnang made from terraces strung with hammocks and  built on rickety pontoons. Kampong Chhnang airport was built in 1977-1978 by Khmer rouge slaves and finished by chinese engineers. Ondong Rossey is a quite village and is famous red pottery  made in every house. Every house always wake up early to make pottery. All their pottery is take to sell at the city, other provinces in Cambodia and outside country. Pottery is very famous in Kampong chhnang province. Phnom santuk is a rocky hillock behind wat santuk, is a few kilometers for the city of Kampong Chhnang. Also, it is a famous place in Kampong Chhnang. There is a resort that we can eat something on the rock. However my family and I always go there when we want to eat yummy food.I hope you will go one day too. Cambodia-Vietnam friendship Monument was made by slave from Vietnam and some in Cambodia. It was in the middle of Kampong Chhnang city.  It confirm to Cambodia that allow Vietnamese to live in Kampong Chhnang province in tonle sap river. Independence Monument is confirm to french colonial that give Independence to Cambodia. Also at night almost everyone go to relax at independence monument garden. At night it is so beautiful as you can’t think. Also most of people believe that Kampong Chhnang is the most beautiful of Cambodia provinces.