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Literary Devices in Songs

This is my Writing presentation for literary devices present in songs.
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on 20 December 2013

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Literary Devices in Songs
By: Joshua Barnes

Repetition
Definition: Using the same sound or word over and over again
Rhyme
Definition: Using words that have the same ending sounds
Definition: Comparison of two different things using "like" or "as"
Metaphor
Definition: Comparing two things without using "like" or "as"
Hyperbole
Definition: Deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect
Example: "Crazy Kids Remix"
By: Ke$ha featuring Will. I. Am.
Example: "Heart Attack"
By: Demi Lovato
Lyric: The feelings are lost in my lungs
They're burning, I'd rather be numb
Yeah, there's no one else to blame (no one else

So scared I take off and I run
I'm flying to close to the sun
And I burst into flames
Example: "Troublemaker"
By: Olly Murs featuring Flo Rida
Lyric: And so we are, we are we are, we are we are, the crazy kids, them crazy, them crazy kids
Lyric: After a drink or two, I was putty in your hands
Simile
Example: "Counting Stars"
By: One Republic
Lyric: I see this life like a swinging vine
Example: "Still Into You"
By: Paramore
Lyric: You felt the weight of the world fall on your shoulders
Personification
Definition: Giving human qualities to objects that are not human
Example: "Hurricane"
By: Bridgit Mendler
Lyric: Think the clouds are clogging up my brain
Irony
Definition: (Usually) Humorous language signifying an opposite meaning
Example: "Wanna Be Startin' Something
By: Michael Jackson
Lyric: It's too high to get over (yeah yeah)
Too low to get under (yeah yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (yeah yeah
And the pain is thunder (yeah yeah)
Onomatopoeia
Definition: Words that make the sound that they say
Example: "The Fox"
By: Ylvis
Lyric: Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak
Alliteration
Definition: Repeating the beginning sounds of words
Example: "Royals"
By: Lorde
Lyric:
G
old teeth,
G
rey
G
oose, tripping in the bathroom
B
lood stains,
b
all gowns, trashing our hotel room
These are all of the literary devices that I found
in songs, and I hope that they inspire you to look for more meaning in your favorite songs.

Thanks for watching!
Songs Used

1. Crazy Kids Remix by Ke$ha (feat. Will. I. Am.)

2. Heart Attack by Demi Lovato

3. Troublemaker by Olly Murs (feat. Flo Rida)

4. Counting Stars by One Republic

5. Still Into You by Paramore

6. Hurricane by Bridgit Mendler

7. Wanna Be Startin' Something by Michael Jackson

8. The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by Ylvis

9. Royals by Lorde
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