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We learn the verse structure and consider how to describe the progression with our numbers system:

I vi IV V
G Em C D
G Em C D

Note the verse ends on the V chord, creating a half cadence or "turn around". We'll think about our strum and add the right hand technique that I call "zoning". Note the vocal device with the melody of the first and third lines descending from high to low and the second and fourth lines ascending from low to high.

Once again, symmetry. Notice how the phrasing from one line/verse to another is exactly the same, this is one of the hallmarks of solid pop songwriting, not a word or note out of place.
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