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Which technique does billy joel use to establish unity between the lines?
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When you ask what technique does Billy Joel use to “establish unity between the lines”, I assume you are talking about “We did not start the fire”? I accept this because it is one of the most distinctive songs in History and English classes.
Billy Joel uses two major literary masterpieces in this song that establish unity and make it so engaging and memorable. First, Joel plays the beat of the song by singing the lyrics in a linear fashion (like a shopping list). Note that the music itself does not change between the chorus and the rest of the song.
Secondly, and more importantly, he exploits the allusion in his lyrics. “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel is full of references to real events and icons of history. Allusion is literally just a reference to something you might understand.
ex: “He was more popular than Jesus”.