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1 Musical Figurative Language
By: Colin Ludwig

2 Simile “ Do you ever feel so paper thin, like a house of cards, one blow from caving in? “, from Katy Perry’s, Firework. This is an example of a simile because it compares paper thin to a house of cards ready to cave in which means she feels very weak.

3 Metaphor “ You could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare, either way I don’t want to wake up from you” , from Beyonce’s, Sweet Dreams. This is an example of a metaphor because it compares Beyonce’s lover to a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare. This means that no matter what happens she will always love him.

4 Alliteration “This beat be bumpin', bumpin‘, This beat go boom, boom”, from Black Eyed Peas, Boom Boom Pow. This is an example of alliteration because the letter B is repeated at the beginning of almost every word.

5 Hyperbole “Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours” , from Jason Mraz’s, Im Your’s. This is an example of a hyperbole because he is exaggerating saying that she can own the sky.

6 Onomatopoeia “ Who let the dogs out? Woof woof woof woof” , from Who Let the Dogs Out by The Baha Men This is an example of an onomatopoeia because in the background the dogs are saying “woof” which is a sound word.

7 Imagery/Sensory “ Now look who's in trouble, as you run through my jungle all you hear are rumbles”, from Monster by Kanye West. This is an example of imagery because it is possible to imagine someone running through the jungle hearing strange noises. The lyric brings the song to life.

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