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Mirrors- by Justin Timberlake
Transcript of Mirrors- by Justin Timberlake
Artist: Justin Timberlake
Literary Device #1
Symbolism- A symbol or word that represents or refers to something.
"It's like you're my mirror, my mirror starring back at me."
Explanation- He is referring to someone as his mirror, and the mirror (or the person) is starring back at him. The person symbolizes a mirror, and when you look into a mirror you see your reflection starring back at you (seeing yourself).
Literary Device #2
Metaphor- A figure of speech in which a comparison is made between unlike things.
"Tomorrow's a mystery; Yesterday is history."
Explanation- The word "tomorrow" is being compared to a mystery. The word "yesterday" is being compared to history.
What does that mean?
"Tomorrow's a mystery."-It means that you don't know what could happen tomorrow or even how long you have with the person you love. So, you should cherish them and enjoy life.
"Yesterday is history."- It means that what happened yesterday is in the past and now it's time to enjoy the moment you're in now.
Literary Device #3
Simile- To use the words "like" or "as" to compare.
"And now it's clear as this promise."
Explanation- When he is singing, "it's clear as this promise", he's also comparing different things to one another. He is saying that the promise is just as clear as it is when you see your reflection in a mirror. This certain promise is now very obvious.
Literary Device #10
"My mirror staring back at me."
Explanation- A mirror can't stare back at you. It's given a human attribute.
Main Idea of The Lyric
When you find a person that you truly care about you see them in yourself, and you see certain things like, personalities, hopes, and even what you would like to see in yourself. When two people are in love they are able to complement each other.
Repetition- A word or phrase that is being repeated throughout the song.
"Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me."
Explanation- This sentence is repeated multiple times throughout the song.
Literary Device #5
Personification- To give human qualities to something.
"Is a space that you now hold."
Explanation- "Space" can't be held. He's saying that the person who he loves now has filled the space he once had.
Literary Device #4
Literary Device #6
Oxymoron- A figure of speech that combines contradictory terms.
"Aren't you somethin', an original
cause it doesn't seem merely assembled."
Explanation- He's contradicting what he said because he is not sure.
Literary Device #7
Rhetorical question- A question in which no answer is expected.
"Aren't you somethin' to admire, cause your shine is somethin' like a mirror
Explanation- It's like he's asking a question what he already knows the answer to.
Literary Device #8
"Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you baby, it was easy
Comin’ back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along."
Explanation- This is a metaphor because he's saying show me how to fight (It's an action) where a word or action is being applied to something else.
Literary Device #9
"I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me."
Explanation- This song is repeated in the song a couple times.