Musical Figurative Language By: Colin Ludwig 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.