In class last Friday, we talked about Sidney’s Defense of Poesy. He talks about how poetry far surpasses in it’s capabilities compared to other forms of knowledge and how people honor poets. He is also not against rhyme, as long as it is used in a more sophisticated way, such as for a greater meaning to the poem.
From Yesterday is a song by 30 Seconds to Mars. The song has rhymes that give it a nice feel. Like in the Defense of Poesy, these rhymes are not purely just for sounding good; they go along with the lyrics well. The rhymes include some like “some,” “none,” and “one”; “quit” and “admit”; “sit[s]” and “shit”; “learn” and “turn[s]”; and “fear” and “here”. Although they seem simple, the way they are in the song gives a powerful message of a man who is very corrupt and will do anything to gain money and power.
The video is a little over 7 minutes long. There is an extended edition that is more like a movie that the band wanted to make which is simply extending on the 7 minute video. The song is lovely but made even more so with the music and the video along with it.