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Do Now What is the mood in the song below? What literary devices does the author use to create that mood? And she is yelling at a bridesmaid Somewhere back inside a room Wearing a gown shaped like a pastry. And the organ starts to play A song that sounds like a death march. She floats down the aisle Like a pageant queen.
Agenda and Objective Agenda Do Now Literary devices and Figurative Language Review Figurative Language in songs Partner Work Exit Objective Students will closely read popular songs in order to assess how the use of literary devices and figurative language (like simile and metaphor) impacts our emotions (mood!).
Literary devices and Figurative language
Literary Device Any method an author uses to convey a message (figurative language, repetition, etc.) Different from literary elements like plot, setting, theme and character.
Alliteration Repetition of the first consonant sound in a series of words. Depending on what your mouth does, it can slow you down (s, m, w, sounds) or hurt your throat (hard k sounds) “… Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom, let it be” ~ The Beatles Chivalrous Sean
Anaphora Repetition of the same WORD or PHRASE at the beginning of a line. Provides emphasis and catches your attention. “It’s a new dawn It’s a new day It’s a new life For me and I’m feeling good” ~ Michael Buble (among others)
Figurative language SHOW it, don’t TELL it.
Simile Comparison of two things using “like” or “as.” Examples “ You make me smile like the sun Fall out of bed, sing like a bird Dizzy in my head, spin like a record Crazy on a Sunday night” ~ Uncle Kracker, “Smile” "Steady as a preacher Free as a weed” ~ Lady Antebellum, “American Honey”
Metaphor Two things are compared without using “like” or “as.” Examples “That you were Romeo You were throwing pebbles And my daddy said Stay away from Juliet” ~ Taylor Swift, “Love Story” “You could be a sweet dream Or a beautiful nightmare” ~ Beyonce, “Sweet Dream”
Personification Giving human traits to objects or ideas. Examples “Our hearts are hungry For a food that won’t come” ~ Kris Allen, “Live Like We’re Dying” “I just saw Hailey’s comet She waved and said, ‘Why are you always running in place?” ~ Shinedown “Second Chance”
Hyperbole Exaggerating to show strong feeling or effect. Examples “You would not believe your eyes If ten million fireflies Lit up the world as I fell asleep” ~ Owl City, “Fireflies”
Onomatopoeia A word that “makes” a sound “Clang, clang, clang went the trolley Ding, ding, ding went the bell Zing, zing, zing went my heart strings For the moment I saw her I fell Chug, chug, chug went the motor Thump, thump, thump went the brake Thump, thump, thump went my heart strings When she smiled I could feel the car shake” ~ Meet Me IN St. Louis
Idiom A saying that isn’t meant to be taken literally. Doesn’t “mean” what it says A piece of cake Break a Leg “Get up off your high horse” ~ Jay-Z, “Holy Grail” “I hate to turn up Out of the blue uninvited” ~ Adele, “Someone Like You”
Oxymoron When two words are put together that contradict each other. “Opposites” Jumbo Shrimp Pretty Ugly Alone Together Civil War Freezer Burn
Allusion a figure of speech that makes a reference to a place, person, or something that happened. “I think I met him some time before, in a different life of where I record. I mean he was Adam, I think I was Eve but my vision ends with an apple on the tree…” Love by Nicki Minaj
A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
First example… Textual evidence (lines and line numbers from the song!) What kind of literary device?How does the literary device affect the mood? Why? "Cause you know I'd walk A thousand miles If I could just see you Tonight" Hyperbole The mood is nostalgic and hopeful. The line “ It's always times like these When I think of you ” makes it seem as though she is reminiscing on her old romance and hopeful that the relationship can continue.
Work with your partner on Eminem’s “Monster” Read through the song, paying close attention to different types of figurative language. Fill out the organizer below.