Figurative Language Review Katy Perry’s “Firework”

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Figurative Language ReviewKaty Perrys FireworkSimile

Do you ever feel like a plastic bagDrifting through the windWanting to start againA figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between two unlike things, usually with the words like or as.

You = Plastic BagSimile

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thinLike a house of cardsOne blow from caving inYou = House of CardsAlliteration

Do you ever feel already buried deepSix feet under screamBut no one seems to hear a thingRepeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words or within words.

The S is repeated.Personification

Do you know that there's still a chance for youCause there's a spark in youYou just gotta ignite the lightAnd let it shineJust own the nightLike the Fourth of JulyA figure of speech which gives the qualities of a person to an animal, an object, or an idea.

The Fourth of July owns the night?HyperboleCause baby you're a fireworkCome on show 'em what youre worthMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"As you shoot across the skyBaby you're a fireworkCome on let your colors burstMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down

An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect.

Shoot across the sky? Not gonna happen!PersonificationYou don't have to feel like a waste of spaceYou're original, cannot be replacedIf you only knew what the future holdsAfter a hurricane comes a rainbow

Does the future have hands? I dont think so!PersonificationMaybe you're the reason why all the doors are closedSo you can open one that leads you to the perfect roadLike a lightning bolt, your heart will blowAnd when it's time, you'll knowYou just gotta ignite the lightAnd let it shineJust own the nightLike the Fourth of July

Excuse me. Um, door, will you be my guide?MetaphorCause baby you're a fireworkCome on show 'em what youre worthMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"As you shoot across the skyBaby you're a fireworkCome on let your colors burstMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down

You = FireworkA figure of speech which involves an implied comparison between two relatively unlike things using a form of be. The comparison is not announced by like or as.

OnomatopoeiaBoom, boom, boomEven brighter than the moon, moon, moonIt's always been inside of you, you, youAnd now it's time to let it through

The use of words that mimic sounds.

RepetitionCause baby you're a fireworkCome on show 'em what youre worthMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"As you shoot across the skyBaby you're a fireworkCome on let your colors burstMake 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"You're gonna leave 'em fallin' down

Repeating a word or words for effect.

RepetitionBoom, boom, boomEven brighter than the moon, moon, moonBoom, boom, boomEven brighter than the moon, moon, moon

AssignmentIdentify examples of figurative language in Hatchet.MetaphorSimileAlliterationRepetitionOnomatopoeiaPersonificationHyperbole