Rhyme Scheme

Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air (theme song)

Now, this is a story all about how

My life got flipped-turned upside down

And I’d like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

In west Philadelphia born and raised

On the playground was where I spent most of my days

Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool

And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school

When a couple of guys who were up to no good

Started making trouble in my neighborhood

Ending Rhyme Scheme:

How-Down: This line introduces the topic of the song. Although how and down don’t directly rhyme, the long with sound makes it work.This is relatable because the word how triggers questions and answers as to why things happen in life.

Minute: The word minute is shown in a shorter line to emphasize that the lyricist wants the listener to realize that a story is coming and that an event happened.This word is relatable because it shows how time goes by really fast and things can change in the blink of an eye.

There-Bel Air: This line foreshadows what is to come.This is relatable because we all go to different places and are welcomed to new experiences.

Raised-Days: This line speaks of his childhood.This is relatable because we’re still young and experiencing new things.

Cool-School: This line is the exposition; it introduces who he becomes.This is relatable because we still go to school and we are cool.

Good-Neighborhood: This line is the climax and also the reason why he is the person he is.This is relatable because the neighborhood you grow up in shapes who you become. 

Internal Rhyme: MAXIN-RELAXIN: this rhyme within the song gives it a catchier beat. It is relatable because most of us are relaxing and taking it cool because we’re young and have time to have fun.


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