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Figurative Language

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Aspen Unerstall

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Figurative Language
A tool that an author uses to help the reader visualize, or see, what is happening in a story or poem
Alliteration
Repetition of the initial consonant
Passenger's lyrics in the song "Let Her Go" is an example of alliteration as the repetition of the consonant is the "O's".
" Only know you've been high when you're feeling low, only hate the road when you’re missin' home, only know you love her when you let her go, and you let her go."
Imagery
When an author creates a mental picture by using one or more of the five senses in the writing
"When I get where I'm going, on the far side of the sky, the first thing that I'm gonna do is spread my wings and fly, I'm gonna land beside a lion, and run my fingers through his mane, or I might find out what it's like, to ride a drop of rain." This is an example of imagery taken from the song "When I Get Where I'm Going."
This is an example of imagery as you can picture Brad Paisley spreading his wings and flying along with him running his fingers through the lion's mane.
Symbolism
One things that stands for or represents something else (ex: White flag stands for surrender)
In the lyrics of Lady Gaga's song "Born This Way" she uses symbolism by referring "Him" and "He" to God.
"It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M. Just put your paws up 'cause you were born this way, baby."
"There's nothing wrong with loving who you are." She said, "'Cause he made you perfect, babe. So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, listen to me when I say"
Hyperbole
Intentionally exaggerated figures of speech
In the song "Like I'm Gonna Lose You", Meghan Trainor says, " We were walking on moonlight."
This is a form of a hyperbole because she is not actually walking on moonlight, that is impossible.
Figurative Language
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Allusion
A reference that a writer makes and expects the reader to recognize
Taylor Swift uses allusion in her song "Love Story" as she refers to herself and her lover as Romeo and Juliet.
That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles, and my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet" and I was crying on the staircase begging you, "Please don't go"
Puns
Play on words that are similar in sound but have a different meaning
Owl City has a great way of portraying puns in their song "Dental Care."
"I've been to the dentist a thousand times so I know the drill. I smooth my hair, sit back in the chair. But somehow I still get the chills"
Mood and Tone
(Owl City "Dental Care")
Tone- authors attitude in their writing
The tone in the song "Dental Care" is flirty and "punny."
Mood- how the song makes you feel
The song makes me feel happy and gives me a great sense of humor. Makes me laugh as I listen to it!
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