Emphasis and Repetition

Recently, while obsessively playing Disney songs on repeat, I started to notice that Disney tends to use repetition in the lyrics of different songs to show character and plot development.

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Beauty vs. Plot

One of the biggest things everyone stresses when writing a book is plot (and characters, and settings, and ....). But is the same true for the big screen?

Disney Princess Songs Rated

The most popular songs - though not always the best - are what I like the call the princess songs. This isn't just a song that is sung by a princess, its the princess's song. For an example, Cinderella's "This is Love" is sung by Cinderella, but "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" is Cinderella's song.

I AM MOANA

SPOILER ALERT! Recently, I watched the new Disney movie Moana, and I absolutely loved it. The movie has a lot going for it - a strong female character, no yucky love story, and a plot twist that even my I've-been-watching-these-movies-for-fifty-years mom couldn't predict. The soundtrack was amazing, and the actual songs? They were the perfect blend of character development and plot advancement.

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