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Blank Space literary analysis

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Charli Tragni

on 3 December 2014

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Transcript of Blank Space literary analysis

Figurative Language
Figurative language is a tool that an author employs to help the reader visualize what is happening in a story or poem. Some common types of figurative language are: Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Personification, Metaphor, Analogy, Euphemism.
Examples of Figurative Language
Examples of Mood
"Saw you there and I thought
Oh my God, look at that face
You look like my next mistake
Love's a game, wanna play?"
Implying that she is attracted to this guy and wants to start a relationship with him.
"Screaming, crying, perfect storms
I can make all the tables turn
Rose garden filled with thorns
Keep you second guessing like
"Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy" which lets the listeners know that the relation ship is now falling apart because she is jealous.


Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing Definition Foreshadowing is a literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story.
Mood
Usually, mood is referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it creates an emotional situation. Mood is developed in a literary piece through various methods, including: setting, theme, tone and diction.
Blank Space literary analysis
Examples of foreshadowing
"Wait, the worst is yet to come, oh no" which warns the listener that the song is about to take a turn for the worst. She later says "you'll come back each time you leave." implying that maybe their relationship was not ended by the fight and they will get back together.
"'Cause, darling, I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream." is a simile where Taylor is comparing how she is on the inside, a nightmare, vs. how she looks on the outside, a daydream.
"'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game." is an analogy about how she loves the guys and dating them and the guys love the game of "love." and "playing" girls.


Author's Background
Taylor swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and started singing at the age of 14. She had her first hit at 17 with the song "Teardrops on my Guitar." Taylor Swift is now a 24 year old, signer-songwriter who is mostly known for her country music, but has entered the pop charts with her new album, "1989!" The song, "Blank Space" started off as a joke about the way the media portrays her love life, but quickly became an number one hit.
Citations
Author Information: "Taylor Swift." Taylor Swift. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
Picture: "Billboard - Music Charts, Music News, Artist Photo Gallery & Free Video." Billboard. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
Lyrics: ""Blank Space" Lyrics." TAYLOR SWIFT LYRICS. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2014.
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