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Garth Brooks – The River lyrics

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin' as it flows
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores

And I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try

So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide


Yes I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls
With the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all

Yes I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
'Til the river runs dry



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    ASSONANCE
    assonance is a vowel sound that is repeated in two or more words in a particular line of lyrics or poetry. one example is "too many times we stand aside"the assonance in this line is the sound of the letter 'i'. this is the only example of assonance that i could find.
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    REPETITION
    A repetition repeats words or lines. one example is "I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry". this line is trying to get the readers think about there goal. he repeats it in the chorus because he wants the readers to keep it bin there head because it is important.
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    SIMILE
    In this poetic technique one of the things that I found in the lyrics are simile. Simile is when you find something that is like something. one of the examples in the lyrics "you know a dream is like a river."

    IMAGERY
    Imagery is when you look for the five senses which is sight, taste, touch, sound and smell. I found in lyrics and one example that I have is "like a bird upon the wind these waters are my sky."

    RHYME SCHEME
    The rhyme scheme in the first stanza is AA, BB, CC.
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