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Figurative Language Music Examples

Intro to Poetry

Madeline Hess

on 3 April 2013

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Transcript of Figurative Language Music Examples

Figurative Language
in Music Repetition Music Example Personification Music Example Simile Music example "Under my Umbrella" is repeated many times. Repetition Personification The city really doesn't sleep it is just quiet Simile Repeating a
word, sound, phrase, or sentence more than one time. Repetition Personification Giving human qualities to
animal, object, or idea. Is a comparison using like, as, and synonyms of those words Simile Selena is comparing how much she loves whoever and how much she loves love songs. "I-I love you like a love song baby" Metaphor A comparison NOT using like or as!
It states that one object is the other Metaphor Music example Metaphor He is STATING that his heart is a stereo "My hearts a stereo" Hyperbole Music Example Hyperbole The complete stretching of the truth.
An overstatement or an exaggeration that is used for emphasis. Hyperbole Alliteration Alliteration Repeating the same sound at the beginning of several words. Music Example Alliteration Rhianna Umbrella Green Day *Boulevard of broken dreams Selena Gomez *Love you like a love song Taio Cruz *Break your heart DIDDYDIRTYMONEY *Coming Home Gym Class Heroes *Stereo Hearts Onomatopoeia Like a big bad wolf, I'm
born to be bad and bad
to the bone. Music Example The Jackson 5 *Rockin' Robin Onomatopoeia The use of words that sound like the noises they describe Tell the world I am coming home Tell many people not the WHOLE world exaggerating the amount of people. Says letter B words 7 times They make a bird noises "Tweet Tweet" (WHACK, BING, SWOOSH, ZIP, SCREECH) Onomatopoeia Where the city sleeps
and I am the only one and I walk alone. Symbolism Is when an author uses an object to represent an idea. Symbolism Symbolism Music Example Garth Brooks The Dance Looking back on the memory of the dance
we shared... "The Dance" is a symbol of a life experience. Allusion Allusion An indirect reference to a well known person, place, thing or event. Music Example Taylor Swift Love Story You were Romeo and you were throwing pebbles
and my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet." Allusion Oxymoron Music Example Oxymoron Ne-Yo Beautiful Monster Beautiful Monster Monsters are not usually beautiful Oxymoron A phrase using two words that contradict each other.

ex. jumbo shrimp
icy hot
Biggie Smalls Paradox A "paradox" is a statement that contradicts
itself, yet often expresses a truth.

ex. "Less is more" Paradox You don't know
You don't know you're beautiful
That's what makes you beautiful. He is singing the song to her telling her she is beautiful, but she doesn't know that she is, but that is what makes her a beautiful person. So does that now make her unbeautiful? One Direction That's What Makes you Beautiful
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