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Figurative Language

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Diego Carrillo

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Transcript of Figurative Language

By Diego Carrillo and Dusan Cluff


English 3

Due date 2/12/13

Figurative Language

The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison. Unlike a simile which uses like or as a metaphor means you are something

She was the single artificer of the world In which she sang.
The reason we chose this is that The poem says she is the single artifact in the world instead of saying she is like the single artifact in the world its saying she is the only one.
King Of Pain
The reason we chose this is because he says "The King of Pain instead of saying the king is like pain he's saying I am pain.
A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.

We chose this song because he's comparing himself to that "I like it like that".
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.

In the song he says "I get hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs as they try to teach me how to dance". Bugs can't teach you dance and they can't give you hugs unless there misquotes which they will suck your blood.
By Robert Frost

I went to turn the grass once after one

Who mowed it in the dew before the sun.

The dew was gone that made his blade so keen

Before I came to view the levelled scene.

I looked for him behind an isle of trees;

I listened for his whetstone on the breeze.

But he had gone his way, the grass all mown,

And I must be, as he had been,—alone,

As all must be,' I said within my heart,

Whether they work together or apart.'

But as I said it, swift there passed me by

On noiseless wing a 'wildered butterfly,

Seeking with memories grown dim o'er night

Some resting flower of yesterday's delight

In the poem Robert Frost says "The flowers rest". Flowers cant rest or go to bed.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.

The reason we chose this in the song he says "ow ow ow". Ow is not a word instead it's a sound.
the action of repeating something that has already been said or written.

Therese a lot of repetition in this song such as "la la la" and "tonight tonight". Basically this hole song is repetition.
The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going

The repetition in this poem is green he repeats this three times and repeats other colors.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
The hyperbole in this song is "this gonna be the best day of my life". He's over exaggerating saying it's gonna be the best day of my life when he can have a thousand of them.
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
In the song he says "I'm so sick of love songs, so sas and slow". He repeats the /S/ 6 times which makes this an alliteration.
Fire and Ice

By Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

The Idiom in this poem is " From what I've tasted of desire". You can't taste desire it's an emotion or thing you want.
an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang one's head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics.
The idiom in this song is "we gonna light this up like it's dynamite". He really doesn't mean there going to light something up like dynamite instead he's saying were having a big party.
Reference Box

Owl City's "Fireflies"
Owl City's "When Can I See You Again?"
Hot Chelle Rae's "Tonight Tonight"
Hot Chelle Rae's "I Like It Like That"
The Police "The King Of Pain"
American Authors song "Best Day Of My Life
Taio Cruz's "Dynamite"
Ne Yo "So Sick"
Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice

Wallace Steve
Robert Frost's "The Tuft of Flowers"
Diego's Simile
The Armies of war are like a hurricane, they bring destruction and horror to the land they step on.
The simile is me comparing armies to hurricanes since they are feared and cause destruction.
American Poetry: Twentieth Century (Volumes I and II)
By Robert Frost
The well was dry beside the door,
And so we went with pail and can
Across the fields behind the house
To seek the brook if still it ran;

Not loth to have excuse to go,
Because the autumn eve was fair
(Though chill), because the fields were ours,
And by the brook our woods were there.

We ran as if to meet the moon
That slowly dawned behind the trees,
The barren boughs without the leaves,
Without the birds, without the breeze.

But once within the wood, we paused
Like gnomes that hid us from the moon,
Ready to run to hiding new
With laughter when she found us soon.

Each laid on other a staying hand
To listen ere we dared to look,
And in the hush we joined to make
We heard, we knew we heard the brook.

A note as from a single place,
A slender tinkling fall that made
Now drops that floated on the pool
Like pearls, and now a silver blade.

The over exaggerated part is when she says "It's so fluffy I'm gonna die". She really isn't gonna die from fluff unless she eats it.
The onomatopia is when batman and robin punch something it goes "Pow, Crang, sock and wow.
1966's Batman intro
Despicable Me clip
The alliteration is /w/ sound in this poem. He says "The well was dry beside the door, And so we went with". He repeats the /w/ sound many times.
Robert Frost's "Going For Water
Other songs that have figurative language

Repetition=Owl City and Carly Rae's "Good Time"
Simile=Macklemore and Ryan Lewis "Can't Hold Us"
Repetition=Usher's "DJ Got Us Falling In Love (Feat. Pitbull)"
Simile=Maroon 5's "Move Like Jagger"
Repetition=Pharrell Williams "Happy (from "Despicable Me 2")"
Hyperbole=David Guetta, Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj's "Where Them Girls At"
Onomatopoeia=Pitbull's "Don't Stop The Party"
Metaphor Smash Mouth "All Stars"
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