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Figuritive language in taylor swift songs

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Katie Berkery

on 7 September 2016

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Figurative Language in Taylor Swift Lyrics
1.04 English Assignment
A simile is comparing to things using "like" or "as".
"You with your words like knives and swords that you use against me" a verse from Taylor's song Mean is comparing knives and cruel words.
"Your eyes whispered have we met" a verse from Taylor's song Enchanted. is an example personification, eyes cannot literally whisper a question.
Personification is giving
human characteristics to something that doesn't really have that characteristic
"And he's long gone when he's next to me" A verse from Taylor's song I Knew You Were Trouble is a perfect exaple of an Oxymoron.
An oxymoron is a contradictory combination of words.

A literary device that uses exaggeration for emphasis is called a hyperbole.

In Taylor's hit song "Red" the verse "faster than the wind" is an example of hyperbole.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using any comparison words such as like or as.

The song verses "today was a fairytale / you were a prince / I used to be a damsel in distress" from Taylor Swift's song "Today Was a Fairytale" are great examples of a metaphor.
Situational Irony is when what is expected to happen doesn't actually happen
"I talked to your dad / go pick out a white dress" these lyrics from Taylor's song "Love Story" is a perfect example of situational Irony
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