Poetry in Music presentation
Stanza three and ten tend to give the real meaning of the song “waka waka”. This is because of the motivating or words of encouragements used. Actually, the “Waka waka” song is some kind of encouragement songs that is set to show that everyone is able no matter the kind of challenges that lie ahead. The song apart from motivation has some teaching in it on how to face some challenges in life especially those that need competition or struggling. In the song, figurative language has also been used and these can be seen in the song lyrics. One of the figurative languages used in the song is that of a good solder that is should choose a battle and pick him or herself up.
A solder in this case is used to instill some courage in the mind of the people as solders are always believed to be brave and courageous. Another figurative language is the flag. In the song, a waving flag has been used to refer to some kind of strength and this also helps in deepening the audience understanding of strength and how a waving flag is always set at a balance that enhance strength. Battle is also a figurative language that has been used in this song to refer to all kinds of problems or challenges that one may stand to face.
The challenges are of various fields and categories and that’s why the word battle fits in to serve as a general term. Dusting off has also been used in the song lyrical set up and this simply has a meaning to getting ready for something or challenges that may lie a head. All the figurative languages that have been used in this song match its real meaning as they are all based on motivation.“Waka waka” and the “Waving song” to some extent share a common theme but the difference only comes in the lyrical set up and the mood of the song. The waving song dwells on hope and the future life while that of “Waka waka” is only based on the advice on how to overcome challenges. The messages are a bit different but they almost share the same theme.