Can someone point out some rhetorical devices in the Pokemon theme song, like repetition of "Pokemon"?I wanna be the very best,Like no-one ever was.To catch them is my real test,To train them is my...

Can someone point out some rhetorical devices in the Pokemon theme song, like repetition of "Pokemon"?

I wanna be the very best,
Like no-one ever was.
To catch them is my real test,
To train them is my cause.
I will travel across the land, 
Searching far and wide.
Teach pokemon to understand, 
The power that's in side.

Pokemon!
Gotta catch 'em all. 
It's you and me.
I know it's my destiny.

Pokemon! 
Oh, you're my best friend,
In a world we must defend.

Pokemon!
Gotta catch 'em all.
A heart so true, 
Our courage will pull us through.
You teach me,
And i'll teach you.

Pokemon! 
Gotta catch 'em all.
Gotta catch 'em all.

Yeah-eh-eh.

Every challenge along the way,
With courage i will face.
I will battle every day,
To claim my rightful place.
Come with me, 
The time is right.
There's no better team.
Arm in arm, we're in the fight.
It's always been our dream.

Pokemon!
Gotta catch 'em all. 
It's you and me.
I know it's my destiny.

Pokemon! 
Oh, you're my best friend,
In a world we must defend.

Pokemon!
Gotta catch 'em all.
A heart so true, 
Our courage will pull us through.
You teach me,
And i'll teach you.

Pokemon! 
Gotta catch 'em all.
Gotta catch 'em all.



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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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What an interesting request. This is the first time I am actually reading the Pokemon lyrics. 

First, the most obvious literary technique is rhyme. As you can see the end of some of the lines rhyme. For example, in stanza one, "best" and "test" rhyme, as does "stand" and "understand." This alternating rhyme continues throughout the poem. 

Second, there is repetitive refrain, "Gotta catch 'em all." It is repeated eight times. This is the theme of the song.

Third, there is also an inversion of world order. For example, "Oh, you're my best friend, In a world we must defend." 

 

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