Explanation Of The Song 'Imagination' By Gene Wilder

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“Imagination rules the world.”(Napoleon Bonaparte) Even Napoleon Bonaparte, the man who seeked world domination, had to acknowledge the power of imagination. It plays a huge part in daily life. Imagination gives people freedom, helps people become more self aware and fuels peoples everyday life. It is the key element to everything people create and do. Imagination is powerful. Imagination gives power to whoever uses it. Imagination gives people freedom. In the song Pure Imagination sung by Gene Wilder in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory the speaker is saying to come with them to “a world of pure imagination” where they will “be free”. There is choice involved as the speaker states that the reader only has to “be free” if…show more content…
When people are conflicted they like to imagine the problem and play out the problem in their head. In the song Carry on Wayward Son by the band Kansas it seems an to be narrated by a troubled man. The reader is led to believe he is insane as he says that “Though my mind could think I still was a mad man”. He seems to be struggling with his future when he uses verbal irony “Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man”. The speaker is telling us he is emotionally unstable when he says he is “on a stormy sea of moving emotion.” The speaker seems very internally conflicted. The speaker may be contemplating suicide as the voices that he hears when he is “dreaming” tell him to his “life's no longer empty”. By using imagination he can imagine both sides of his internal conflict and come to a more rationalized answer. In the poem Birches by Robert Frost a man uses imagination to better understand his hopes and dreams. In the poem the speaker is describing how branches of birch trees look after cold rain “Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning”. The speaker says the branches are weighed down by the ice and bend down but he likes to imagine they bend because “some boy’s been swinging them”. The speaker imagines this most likely because he yearns to be care free and young again. He also says that the broken glass that fall off the trees looks so pretty that “You’d think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.” The speaker has a desire

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