Moving On

At first glance of Ariana Grandes song “thank u, next” you would not think it had any poetic resemblance and just think it was another pop song about boys. As you take a deeper dive into the song you realize that it is much more than that. In Ariana grandes song she says thank you to all of her exes and explains all that she has learned from them and the positive take aways.

In her song Ariana repeats the lyrics

Thank U, next

The use of this repetition throughout the song shows the importance of moving on. Most pop culture songs fixate on how they didn’t love you back or how obsessed you are with a person. Ariana Grande goes against this and says thank you but it didn’t work out and I moved on and am fine.

Grande then reiterates her point of the song by saying how she now thinks of their relationships

Thought I’d end up with Sean
But he wasn’t a match
Wrote some songs about Ricky
Now I listen and laugh
Even almost got married
And for Pete, I’m so thankful
Wish I could say “thank you” to Malcolm
‘Cause he was an angel

The fact that Grande can thank these people and say something nice about them shows a lot about her character and how strong she is. When the song came out Ariana had just just lost Mac miller and whom she loved very much. When she says the like wish I could say thank you to Malcolm cuz he was an angel she is referring to Mac miller who’s lyrics where also poetic. I think that Grande purposely made the lines in this song poetic to convey her love for him and as a way to remember him through song.

After Grande says thank you and positive things about people she says all she has learned from them

One taught me love
One taught me patience
And one taught me pain
Now, I’m so amazing

In Ariana Grande’s song she appreciates all they have taught her love, patience, and pain and the gives this credit to being the person she is today. The way that Ariana Grande was able to turn something sad like heart break into an upbeat song thanking people is amazing. “Thank U, Next” is a song you can listen to when you want to be brought up and happy or when you want to feel comforted. This Song can make you feel so many different emotions and has so much depth to it.

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