Music Poetry: “Toms Diner”

In “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega and in the Taste This album. This song tells the story of someone in a diner called Tom’s Diner through their point of view as they go through their morning having coffee. If this was a poem it would have imagery all throughout it as the artist does a good job at describing the scenario and the environment indirectly. This makes the song easy to understand as if you are there. Suzanne Vega uses imagery at lines one, two, three and four the lyrics for these lines are,

I am sitting / In the morning / At the diner / At the corner

This use of language lets the listener or reader know where and when the song takes place by using the words “morning” and “corner” as these words describe when and where. Another example of imagery is at thirteen, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen

He is looking / Out the window / At somebody / Coming in

Here you can picture someone looking at a customer walking into the diner as the person at the counter looks at them.

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