Shape Of My Heart By Sting (Figurative Language (Connotation &…
Shape Of My Heart By Sting
However, as you go through the lyrics you'll realise that the heart is referred to the symbol of "heart" in playing cards but later it is understood that this symbol is connotated to the actual heart.
The title looks literal in the first sight because every heart as a particular shape and it seems it'd be talking about that
: The connotative meaning would be found out when it is associated with the next word in the lyrics which is "geometry".The phrase "sacred geometry" is referred to some shapes that ascribe symbolic and sacred meaning, therefore, this is said to be associated with the belief and the meaning that God is the geometer of the world.
: Connected with God or a god or dedicated to a religious purpose and so deserving veneration.
: Not allowed to be seen.
"Sting" Contextual info
He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1986, and launched a solo career in 1985.
In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music
As a solo musician and a member of the Police, he has received 16 Grammy Awards.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born on 2 October 1951, better known by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor .
This song is played at the end of movie where the main character of movie is dead by his influences on the little girl still exists and so it is shown in a beautiful garden to bring the sense of positivity.
Time of the day
The song is played on the daytime at the end of movie.
This song belongs to the famous Hollywood known as "Leon The Proffesional".This movie was recorded in New York city .
This song represents a pattern of playing cards that has to do with its symbols and exchanging money and etc.but in a sense that this pattern is not actually about playing cards and has a connotative meanings behind.
Many symbols have been used in the lyrics such as interpreting the symbol of cards as weapons of wars and swords of a soldier.
It often uses concrete imagery when it is talking about wars, playing cards which all can be felt by our senses.
Connotation & Denotation
"He" actually means an unknown person but in this case it connotes a meaning of "GOD" who is a gambler who do not play for money or respect
As an opinion, it connotes the meaning of racial slur against black people in 1928 so it represents an aspect that every jack in playing cards have.
The denotation of "Clubs" is definitely a symbol of cards for sure, however, there is a connotative meaning behind that stands for those people who have the content of being aggressive or exclusionary in their character since it says "clubs are weapons of war".
A connotative meaning of the value of his song could be derived however diamonds denotes the symbol of cards in this lyrics.
Sting is emphasising on his heart that is not like a gemstone (diamond) so it carries its connotation in this way.(not the heart symbol in cards)
Assonance & Cossonance
"a" sound (A)
monds mean m
ney for this
re weapons of w
"s" sound (C)
"spades are the swords of a soldier"
GOD is personified as a dealer or gambler in this song who has completely different attributes.
"Cards" has the connotative meaning of life situations which are casted out by the dealer (GOD).
The literal meaning of this word does not seem to work here however it conveys a connotative meaning that Sting is a reliable person and he is not the man who lies or have different behaviours with people.
The structure of playing cards is always repeated as it talks about the symbols and structure of them through the lyrics.
This has a dual meaning where two different meanings of "gem stone" and "the card symbol" are conveyed.
It stands for both heart as a human organ and heart as symbol of cards.
According to some interpretations, the soldiers as "jacks" mentioned in the lyrics has a reference to the black people protest in 1928, however, some people think it is referred back to KKK events and team.
The voice tone of the narrator carries a sense of reliability and relaxation which explains GOD in beautiful metaphors and connotation to make a pleasant experience of listening to this music.
Basically, this lyrics does not include any other specific characters except the dealer that casts out the cards which is a connotation of the generous GOD.
As a matter of fact there is no punctuation marks in this poem, however, it is an artistic choice and it may represent that poet feels the poem happening and current in his life/.
Each stanza has exactly 4 lines (except two of them in which the same thing is repeated) and it makes the song to convey an organized rhythm to you which would be pleasant for the listeners.
GOD is someone who cannot be compared to anybody as he does not ask for anything and has control over everything.
As he casts out the cards "life situations" a lot of things such as some historical event happen." I know that the spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs are weapons of war"
He can do everything and he is the best in the game since he is so unpredictable."He may play the jack of diamonds
He may lay the queen of spades
He may conceal a king in his hand"
He as a dealer does not play for money and does not ask for respect."He doesn't play for the money he wins
He don't play for respect"