Songs with Lyrics

Choose a song which has at least three poetic devices in it, list them and copy the url into this post.

Provide the title of your song and the artist’s name.


17 responses

  1. Fix You- Coldplay

    1. Paradox (When you feel so tired but you can’t sleep)
    2. Personification (And ignite your bones)
    3. Alliteration (my mistakes)

  2. Forever Young

    1. Simile – (I don’t want to perish like a fading horse)
    2. Metaphor – (dimonds are forever)
    3. Rhyme – (…hapen today
    … to play)

  3. “Mad World” by Gary Jules

    metphor eg. hide my head I want to drown in my sorrow
    assonance eg. I want to drOWN my sOrrOw no tomorrOw
    rhyme eg. …of sad …ever had
    alliteration eg. ….Familiar faces., …hide my head…
    repetion + rhyme eg. …worn out places, worn out faces.

  4. I have picked 3 songs because I felt like it…

    ———————–Song 1————————-

    ‘Hall of Fame’ – The Script ft.

    1. Repetition: In each verse, the word ‘you’ is repeated at the beginning of each line. ‘Be a champion’ is also repeated later on in the song.

    2. Metaphors:
    ‘You can burn with the brightest flame’
    ‘You can be the King Kong banging on your chest’
    ‘You can walk straight through hell with a smile’

    3. Alliteration:
    ‘You can burn with the brightest flame’
    – two ‘b’s’ in the line

    ———————–Song 2————————-

    ‘Paradise’ – Coldplay

    1. Metaphors:
    ‘But it [the world] flew away from her reach’
    ‘She ran away in her sleep’
    ‘Every tear a waterfall’

    2. Repetition:


    ‘Oh oh oh oh oh oh-oh-oh’


    3. Paradox:

    ‘She’d say, “oh, ohohohoh I know the sun must set to rise”‘

    ———————–Song 3————————-

    ‘Friday’ – Rebecca Black

    Watch at your own risk:

    1. Repetition:

    Yeah, yeah
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    2. More repetition:

    Gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta this gotta that

    3. Even more repetition:

    Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
    Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)

    4. Rhyme

    You know what it is
    I got this, you got this

    5. Oxymoron

    Kickin’ in the front seat
    Sittin’ in the back seat
    Gotta make my mind up
    Which seat can I take?

  5. This song is Hotel California by the Eagles
    The Three poetic devices are:
    Such a lovely place
    Such a lovely face
    On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    (Evident in the song)

  6. Firework by Katy Perry
    Do you ever feel like a plastic bag (simile – you=bag)
    Drifting through the wind Wanting to start again? ( alliteration – wind, wanting)
    You just gotta ignite the light, and let it shine. Just own the night (rhyme – ignite, light, night)

  7. The song: Paradise by ColdPlay
    paradox- ran away in her sleep
    alliteration-para para paradise and lalalalalala
    assonance- para para paradise and ooooooo
    metaphor-every tear, a waterfall
    paradox ?-life gets so heavy
    lots of repetition-ooooooo and lalalala

  8. John 19:30 – When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

    Matt Papa – It is finished

    Repetition (at the beginning of each verse – Once and for all, once and for all)
    Rhyme (Atoning blood was shed, Love conquered when you said…)
    Personification (The sun bowed it’s head…)

  9. Birdy – Skinny Love

    Repetition (I told you to be…)
    Rhyme (Come on skinny love just last the year. Poor a little salt we were never here.)
    Metaphor (sink of blood and crushed veneer)

  10. Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars ft. Lupe Fiasco

    Repetition (you at war with love, you at war with love)
    Assonance (the “o” consonant that appears – And let it go but the fear of the unknown)
    Rhyme (when your tryin to beat the odds up and tryin to keep your nods up)

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