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Figurative Language in Dark Horse by Katy Perry

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Figurative Language in Dark Horse by Katy Perry
Metaphors
A metaphor is a comparison of 2 unlike things not using like or as.
"She's a beast"
She is being compared to an unlike object of which she cannot actually be in real life.
Simile
"Cause I'm coming at you like a dark horse"
A simile is a comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as.
In this statement, she is being compared to something she cannot actually be and she is being compared by the word like.
Alliteration
"This love will make you levitate"
An alliteration is the repetition of the first constant sound at the beginning of words.
The l sound is repeated in the word levitate and love.
Personification
"Heart on steroids"
Personification is the act of giving human characteristics to something that isn't human.
Your heart is not human and cannot be put on steroids therefore this is personification.
Hyperbole
"Capable of everything, of everything, and anything"
A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.
Katy is not actually capable of everything, she is just using an exaggeration to heighten effect which is a simile.
by: Sara Scott and Mary Virginia
Idiom
"Perfect storm"
An idiom is an expression that carries a different meaning because of the context in which it is used.
In real life you cannot have a perfect storm and she does not mean a literal perfect storm, she is comparing it to something else therefore it is an idiom.
Source
Artist: Katy Perry
Album: Prism
Writers: Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson, Juicy J, Max Martin, and Lucasz Gottwald
Copyright: 2013
<http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/katyperry/darkhorse.html>
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