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Fireflies By: Owl City

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Maya Willimas

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of Fireflies By: Owl City

Personification
Personification- A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or object.

The creator uses personification to describe his emotions.

Ex: "I got misty eyes as they said farewell"
"If ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep"
Figurative Languages
Figurative language is using descriptive word to show something.
Idioms
Idioms-Phrases which people use in everyday language which do not make sense literally but we understand what they mean.

The creator uses idioms to describe that he is having many dreams.

Ex: "Because my dreams are bursting at the seems"
Simile
Simile- uses the words "like" or "as" to compare one object with another to suggest they are alike.

The creator uses similes to compare two things to prove a point

Ex: "I feel like such an insomniac"
Hyperbole
Hyperbole- An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe that statement is true (tall tale).

The creator uses hyperboles to exaggerate the amount of an object.

Ex: "Cause I'd get a thousand hugs"
"If ten million fireflies"
Metaphor
Metaphor- A metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by using comparison

The creator uses metaphor to show that something bad is going to happen.

Ex: "The disco ball is hanging by a thread"
Fireflies By: Owl City
Figurative Language Lyrics
By: Maya Williams
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