Metaphor in “Cry Me a River”

A metaphor is like a simile, though it is a sentence or saying that compares something with something else and doesn’t use the words like or as, similes use the words like or as for comparison.

A song that uses a metaphor is the song “Cry me a River” by Justin Timberlake. This song title is a line that is sung over and over throughout the song. It is a metaphor because it compares somebody crying to a river without using the words like or as. Where as if it were a simile it would say something like “Cry like a river”.

http://www.vh1.com/video/justin-timberlake/21256/cry-me-a-river.jhtml

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Metaphor in “Sweet Child Of Mine”

A metaphor is a lot like a simile, though it is a sentence or saying that compares something with something else and doesn’t use the words like or as, simile’s use the words like or as. That is how they are different.

A song that uses a metaphor would be “Sweet Child Of Mine” by Guns N Roses. A line that uses a metaphor would be the line “She’s got eyes of the bluest skies.” This is a metaphor because it compares a girls eyes to blue skies without using the word like or as. If this line was a simile it would say “She’s got eyes like blue skies” or something like that.

http://www.vh1.com/video/guns-n-roses/8751/sweet-child-o-mine.jhtml

Alliteration in “Better be a better boy”

Alliteration is when a sentence has the same consonant at the begging part of a word. For ex…Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies.

A song that uses alliteration in it is the song “Better be a better boy” by Mick Terry. This title is a common line in the song. It is an example of alliteration. It is alliteration because Be a better boy is using the same consonant at the beginning of the words. To be honest I have never even heard this song before, but I am pretty sure it is alliteration.

I couldn’t find any videos for this song, so yeah, that’s why i didn’t add a link…sorry):

Alliteration in “Rockin Robin”

Alliteration is when a sentence has the same consonant at the begging part of a word. For ex…Dewdrops Dancing Down Daisies.

A song that uses an example of alliteration is the song “Rockin Robin” by Bobby Day. Just the title itself is an example of alliteration. This line is used throughout the whole song. It is alliteration because “Rockin Robin” has the same first consonant.Another line in the song that uses alliteration is the line “Tweet Tweet Tweet”. This line is an example of alliteration and onomatopoeia. It is alliteration because it uses the same consonants at the beginning of each word.

Hyperbole in “Trouble”

A hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses a huge exaggeration. An example would be I can eat a cow. This sentence tells that the person is hungry, but they can’t really eat a whole cow.

A song that uses a hyperbole is the song “Trouble” by never shout never.
There is a line in the song, it is sung in the begging it goes “She’s got my heart tied in a knot”. This is an example of a hyperbole. It is because his heart isn’t really tied in a knot because of a girl, it’s just a big exaggeration.
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/NQmP20vKtWw/

Hyperbole in “America’s suitheart”

A hyperbole is a figure of speech that uses a huge exaggeration. An example would be I can eat a cow. This sentence tells that the person is hungry, but they can’t really eat a whole cow.

A song that uses a hyperbole is the song “America’s Suithearts” by Fall Out Boy. A line that uses a hyperbole is the line “You could have knocked me out with a feather”, this line is sung more than once in the song. It is obviously an exaggeration, a person can’t be knocked out by a feather. That is why it is a hyperbole.

http://www.artistdirect.com/video/fall-out-boy-america-s-suitehearts-live-sets-on-yahoo-music/87632

Simile in “Smile”

A simile is a sentence that compares something with something else using the words like or as.

Another song that uses a simile is “Smile” by Uncle Kracker. This song uses similes in it. An example of a simile it uses would be the line “Spin like a record.” This is a simile because it compares the word spin with a record using the word like. Another line in the song that is a simile is the line “Sing like a bird”. This compares a persons singing to a birds chirping using the word like. Another line is the line “Shine like gold”. This is comparing shining with gold using the word like.