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Analyzing Steven King's

            The lyrics of the Police song "Synchronicity II" creates its own poem, mirroring the life of an average TV-addicted, silent family. The song/poem is written by Sting, formerly known as Gordon Sumner. The poem shows the life of an average family, focusing on the father that can not take much more of the repetitive drone of his life.
             The poem describes the man, repeatedly referred to as "Daddy," and three phases of his day: Breakfast, work, and going home at the end of the day. The man is only referred to as "he" or "Daddy" throughout. This gives the man a very general feel, making him your average father figure in middle America. Repeatedly calling him "Daddy" also makes him a real person, giving the reader the sense that this man is an important part of someone's life, presumably a son, daughter, and/or wife. He is not just a father, but a "daddy," which is arguably a much more personal name.
             The man wakes up to "another suburban family morning," indicating this day will be just like any other day. This is repeated with "another industrial ugly morning" and "another working day has ended." Each of these lines gives the sense that everything within the poem has happened many times before this particular day, and will continue to after the poem has ended. Every day Daddy feels like there is nothing new or exciting in his life, and he doesn't know how much longer he can take it, as indicated in line 8, "There's only so much more that he can take." Sting also says in lines 25 and 26 "Daddy grips the wheel and stares alone into the distance/He knows that something somewhere has to break." Daddy doesn't just hold onto the wheel, he "grips" it, indicating a certain level of stress as his mind wanders off into the distance. Something must change or break in his life before he goes crazy.
             As Sting says, something somewhere has to break. Something new, something exciting. Something.

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