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Taylor Swift and Figurative Language

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Brynn Collinsworth

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Taylor Swift and Figurative Language

Figurative Language and Taylor Swift "You can take me down with just one single blow..."
Song: Mean By Brynn and Katelyn A simile is comparing two unlike things using like or as... Alliteration is the repetition of sounds at the beginning or within words... A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement... A metaphor is comparing two unlike things without using like or as... An example of a hyperbole in a Taylor swift song is... An example of a simile in a Taylor Swift song is... "You with your words like knives and swords and weapons that you use against me..."
Song: Mean This is an example of a simile because it is comparing words to knives, swords, and weapons using like. A example of a metaphor in a Taylor Swift song is... "Our song is the slamming screen door..." Song: Our Song This is an example of a metaphor because it compares their song to the slamming screen door without using like or as. An example of alliteration in a Taylor swift song is... "So close your eyes, escape this town for a little while..." Song: Love Story This is an example of alliteration, because the words "eyes" and "escape" start with an e sound. Also, "this" and "town" is an example of alliteration, because they both start with a "t" sound. "You can take me down with just one single blow.." It is an hyperbole because it is exaggerating that he can blow on her then it would knock her down This is an example of a hyperbole because you can not usally take a person down with just one blow which makes it an exaggerated statement. Personification is when you give an inanimate object human characteristics... An example of personification in a Taylor Swift song is... "Your eyes whispered "have we met""
Song: Enchanted This is an example of personification because eyes can not Whisper, so they would be giving eyes human characteristics. An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole... An example of an idoim in a Taylor swifft song is ... "What people have up their sleeves"
Song: Ours This is an example of a idiom, because "what people have up their sleeves" really means a person is hiding something or is planning someing to trick you, or manipulate you in some way but you would not Know that had you not grown up hearing people say that or if you looked at the words alone. In this video, see if you can find some examples of of figurative language like we have talked about today. When you find one raise your hand. The End...
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