Carlton uses a hyperbole to describe her pain during the song. Hyperboles are an exaggeration to express a strong emotion, like pain. Throughout the song she repeats the phrase, “And you know I’d walk 1000 miles if I could just see you”. This quote means that she would do anything for this person because she misses them. By saying this it proves that the hyperbole was an excellent way to describe her pain.
She also uses diction to make the reader feel her pain. Her word choice makes the tone very gloomy. Word choice is a key asset in making a powerful song so the reader can feel the emotion. For example Carlton writes, “I need you, and I miss you”. By using the terms “need” and “miss” one can feel the pain being experienced. This proves that’s her diction made the readers feel her pain.
The final literary device Carlton used was repetition, to make the song flow. Repetition is a unique way to put together a song but it is effective. In the song it shows an example of repetition and how it makes it flow “And I need you, And I miss you, And now I wonder”. Without the repetition of the words “And I” the song would have no flow making the song less appealing to the listener. This proves that repetition made the song flow.
One cannot fully understand a song until they know what inspired the author to write it. Inspiration is the most important tool in writing a successful song. Some write because of love and some write because...