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Wrecking Ball Literary Devices

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Daphne H

on 27 October 2014

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Transcript of Wrecking Ball Literary Devices

Literary Device #2
Metaphor: A comparison of two things without using like or as

Example: "Her eyes were twinkling fireflies" her eyes are not actually fireflies they were just sparkling in the light
"We're ashes on the ground" they are not actually ashes on the ground, she just feels like she has destroyed their relationship to the point whe they are nothing to eachother anymore
"I came in like a wrecking ball"
she is comparing her force of love towards someone to a cold, destructive wrecking ball.
Literary Device #1
Simile: A comparison of two things using like or as

Example: “as busy as a bee” comparing someone’s level of energy to a fast-flying bee
Wrecking Ball Literary Devices
Literary Device #3
Symbolism: the use of a symbol to
represent ideas or qualities

example: a dove is a symbol of peace


"All I wanted was to break your walls" the broken walls are symbolizing the broken hearts of the couple
Literary Device #4
Rhyme: repetition of similar sounding words occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs.

Example : "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall" wall and fall are similar sounding words
"We kissed I fell under your spell"
is rhyme because fell and spell both
end the same way making them
sound very similar
Literary Device #5
Denotation: the dictionary meaning of something
Connotation: the implied meaning of something

Example: "snake" is a reptile. But it has the connotation of someone who can not be trusted
"wreck" is a violent and destructive crash, but in the song he wrecked her by making her feel like she can never love again. He ruined love for her.

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