Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Poetry of Song: Joni Mitchell's "Little Green"

After learning about Mitchell’s impetus for the song, alter your group’s thesis (individually) to reflect your newfound insight.  

25 comments:

Katy Johansen said...

Portraying a delicate situation using soft, melodic music, Joni Mitchell utilizes a multiple person narrative point of view, seasonal figurative language, and a bittersweet tone in her song "Little Green" to display that sometimes decisions are easy to make, and "sometimes there'll be sorrow".

Mr. Jacobs said...

In the heights of the 60's a child is born, emotional similes talk of her beauty, symbolism is laced in every description, and her mother Joni Mitchell alludes to the place her father ran off to in her song "little green" before finally she gave up the baby for adoption for both of there sake.

Cassie Phillips said...

Portraying a delicate situation using soft, melodic music in her song "Little Green", Joni Mitchell utilizes multiple person narrative point of view, seasonal figurative language, and a bittersweet tone to display that sometimes the hardest decisions in life are needed for the best interests of others, so they can "have a happy ending".

Anonymous said...

Alternating between the beauty of a child and the struggles of having a child, Joni Mitchell's "Little Green" use's naturalistic simile's, extended symbolism, and historical allusion to portray the universal idea of growing up without a father and raising a child as a single parent- Sean Bostrom

Mason Bouchard said...

Alternating between the beauty of the child "Little Green" and struggle involved in a father abandoning the mother, Joni Mitchell utilizes naturalistic simile, extended symbolism, and historical allusion to contrast the beauty of a child and the sorrowful sacrifice an unprepared mother needed to make.

gabrielle bergeron said...

Shifting from sorrow to acceptance, Joni Mitchell, in "Little Green" tells the heart breaking tale of giving up a child for adoption through sympathetic characterization, seasonal imagery, and second person point of view.

gabrielle bergeron said...

Shifting from sorrow to acceptance, Joni Mitchell, in "Little Green" tells the heart breaking tale of giving up a child for adoption through sympathetic characterization, seasonal imagery, and second person point of view.

Victoria Vaphiades said...

Providing the image of a conflicted mother forced to make a difficult decision in "Little Green", Joni Mitchell uses multiple person narrative point of view, consistent characterization, and seasonal imagery to show the pain of giving up a child, but how it will ultimately give the child the ability to "have a happy ending."

Caeley Whalen said...

Joni Mitchell infuses her song, "Little Green," with 1960's culture movement allusions, prevalent characterization, and natural imagery to explain to her daughter that even the hardest decisions in life can, "have a happy ending."

Jared S said...

Shifting from sorrow to prideful reluctance, Joni Mitchell in "Little Green" illustrates the emotional difficulty of giving up her child through sympathetic characterization, seasonal imagery, and a second person point of view.

Anonymous said...

Showing sadness due to a loved one dying "Little Green have a happy ending", in "Little Green" by Joni Mitchell" displays characterization in a narrative point of view of three different perspectives, vivid imagery, and astrological allusion is being shown.
-Ryan Landry

Austin Cheda said...

In portraying the fragile situation, Joni Mitchell uses many personal points of view in "Little Green", to portray the difficult time she had in giving up her child for adoption.

Jason said...

Shifting from sadness to acceptance, Joni Mitchell uses vast characterization, soft imagery and second person view in the song, "Little Green".

Tom Mackie said...

Joni Mitchell, in her song, "Little Green", uses astrological allusion, emotional shift, and springtime imagery to tell the story of her daughter given up for adoption and how she hoped she'd "have a happy ending"

Emily K. said...

Using allusion and imagery Joni Mitchell , in the song " Little Green" speaks about the sorrow she felt when the father of the child left to be a hippie in California and feeling no shame by leaving this child behind.

Lizzie said...

Throughout the teenager days Joni Mitchell goes through, "Little Green" utilizes seasonal imagery, positive simile, and multiple narrative point of view to show the suffrage of giving up a loved one.

jess boyer said...

Shifting from sorrow to acceptance, Joni Mitchell in "little green" describes the pain of giving up a child through sympathetic characterization, seasonal imagery, and second person point of view

Meagan Graham said...

In Joni Mitchell's song little green she goes from "sometimes there'll be sorrow" to being at peace with putting her child up for adoption using prideful characterization, seasonal imagery, and the second person narrative.
-Meagan Graham

alison denekamp said...

Joni Mitchell, in her song, "Little Green", uses astrological allusion, emotional shift, and an allegorical representation of the 1960's counter culture to reveal to her since given up daughter why it is that such has happened, and assuring her, "Little Green, have a happy ending".-Alison Denekamp

Kasara said...

In " Little Green", Joni Mitchell uses vivid imagery, astrological allusion, and characterization from three different perspectives to display the suffrage in being abandoned by a parent.

Jake Munoz said...

Joni Mitchel, in her song, "Little Green", uses an emotional shift from joy to sorrow, repetitious symbolism to represent her fluctuating emotions over her child, and she alludes to the father of her child and how his negligence forced her to have to put their daughter up for adoption.

Michael Ready said...

Highlighting the struggle of being a young mother in a stressful situation, Joni Mitchell ins "Little Green" utilizes historical illusion, emotional shift, and sorrowful tone to show that she was "sad and...sorry" about giving her baby up for adoption.

Gwen Saccocia said...

Portraying a delicate situation accompanied by soft, melodic music in her song "Little Green", Joni Mitchell utilizes multiple person narrative point of view, seasonal figurative language, and a bittersweet tone to display that sometimes the hardest decisions in life are needed for the best interests of others, so they can "have a happy ending".

Emily Eberle said...

Creating a delicate situation using soft, melodic music in her song "Little Green", Joni Mitchell utilizes multiple person narrative point of view, seasonal figurative language, and a bittersweet tone to display that sometimes the hardest decisions in life are needed for the best interests of others, so they can "have a happy ending".

Jaden Draggoo said...

Alternating between the beauty of a child and the struggles of having a child, Joni Mitchell's "Little Green" use's naturalistic simile's, extended symbolism, and historical allusion to express true problems of having a child without the child's father is too great for one to handle.