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In the song “Better Than Revenge,” Taylor Swift uses the symbols and archetypes of revenge, pain, and anger to convey the theme of betrayal from a boyfriend and a best friend.~Kayla Risenhoover
Lupe Fiasco's song entitled "Gotta eat" uses a drug dealer's perspective to symbolize the fast food industry; he conveys to our society the vast similarities that exist between both entities that ultimately kill many impoverished inner city Americans. Luci Razo
In the song "Dear Momma," Tupac Shakur implements the symbols and archetypes of poverty, pain, and isolation to transmit the subject of love and gratitude for a mother.
In the song "Iris," The Goo Goo Dolls implement the symbols and archetypes of truthfulness, completeness, and sacrifice to express how people want to be loved for who they are.
In the song "I am The Highway", Audioslave utilizes symbols and archetypes of independence, self confidence, and unrestrained to reveal that if being misjudged one should not forbid.
Throughout the song "People are Strange" Jim Morrison uses symbols as well as archetypes to describe the feeling of being an outsider, different and most of all alienation within oneself.Gricelda Gonzalez
Nick Drake's song, "Things Behind the Sun," uses symbols and archetypes of alienation and individuality in hope that people will just "be what they'll be."
In the song "Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal Flatts, archetypes and symbols are used to depict a life-long journey of how heart ache and what seemed like devastating events actually lead to happiness and love in the end.
In the song "Heart of Glass" the singer uses archetypes and symbols that represent her cocaine drug abuse. Throughout the song the singer makes the audience believe that the song is about how fragile emotions could be when in fact she is meaning how helpless she was.Eric Baylon
In the song “Man in the Mirror”, Michael Jackson makes use of symbols and archetypes that signify suffering in the world, making a decision to look at one self, and by altering wrongs may lead to making the world a better place.Lakela Spencer
In the song, "Stereo Hearts," Gym Class Hero and Adam Levine uses the symbols and archetypes of heart, stereo, and love to express the heart as being an inanimate object like a stereo to express one's love- Courtney Parker
Ricardo Arjona’s song titled “Jesus is a verb, not a noun,” uses the symbols and archetypes of love, the soul, Jesus, the bible, church and religious practices to present an ideal of how people should practice religion: by emulating Jesus’ actions—not by only preaching at a church.
In the song,"Healing Begins", Tenth Avenue North uses the archetypes of light, dark, sin, and grace to depict the process of healing and recovery.
In the song, "Sure Thing", Miguel uses the symbols and archetypes of love, friend, sun, faith, do or die, fighter, sinner, and winner to convey the infinite bond with our significant others during our struggles and falls. -Sandy Torrealba
Bob Dylan's song "The Times They Are A-Changing" uses poetic lyrics and archetypes like water and roads to depict the inevitable changes that comes with the passing of time and the importance in learning to accept those changes.
In the song, "Ring of fire", Jonny Cash utilizes the symbols and archetypes of fire, rings, love, and falling to depict the captivity that a passionate romance will influence.
Matthew West's song entitled "My Own Little World," uses symbols and archetypes of rain, little world, bigger picture, and purpose to convey the meaning that some individuals only focus on themselves and disregard that other real life problems exist however, a change can be made.-Erica Hernandez
Green Day’s song “21 Guns” uses meaning and archetypes using the 21 gun salute given to fallen soldiers- giving up the fight that is not worth dying for, to stop wars even if there is a good reason to start it and finding different ways of solving issues and conflicts between nations- to call for peace.--Heriberto Osorio
Metallica's song "Enter Sandman," utilizes archetypes and symbols of light, darkness, dreams, and dragons to depict the author's inner struggles with guilt associated with volatile behavior that ultimately results in sleepless nights.
In Five For Fighting's song "The Riddle" symbolism and metaphors are used to show the importance of this life and appreciating what you have.
Alison goldrap describes a utopian world within fascism characteristics in “Utopia” to demonstrate the materialistic qualities humans are taught by entailing symbolism that portray, a utopian world, generic engineering, and a sense of apathetic to show how materialistic people have become.
Alicia Keys uses the symbols and archetypes of guarded, guide and belong in her song "Prelude To A Kiss" to describe how one's loneliness can limit them from realizing their potential, but with direction and support they can be successful.Francisca Torivio
OneRepublic mentions different scenarios that don't work out in their song "Good Life" and no matter what gets us down in life it is important to be able to let those things fade away and to be happy with wreck less abandon.Clint Watkins
In the song "The Dance," Garth Brooks uses the symbols and archetypes of dance, kings, pain, and life to describe the relationship and struggles between a man and a woman. Ashley Coyle
In the song "El Rey," Jose Alfredo Jimenez uses the symbols and archetypes of death, money, kingship, rock, rolling, and poverty and humility, to highlight the worthlessness of money compared to honoring one's word and being in control of one's own life.juan figueroa
In the song “Hero,” Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff uses the symbols and archetypes, hero, soul and the strength to express the importance that as an individual one must find their courage. ~Michelle Regalado~
In the song If I Aint Got You' Alicia Keys uses the symbols and archetypes of fame, fortune,diamond rings and dozen roses to illustrate how many want and need material things in life but none of it's relevant to us without our significant other in our life's.
In the song "I Believe I Can Fly," R Kelly uses symbols and archetypes to exemplify the motivations that govern him to achieve his goals and aspirations and the challenges that he must endure along the way.