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Intellectual party goers

B8, B13, G2, G117-Basilan

Essential Questions:
* Why are figures of speech important?
* How can figures of speech add more meaning to poetry?
Objectives:
* Compile figures of speech found in songs
* Decode the figures of speech used in the compiled songs

1. “Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield” (Battlefield by Jordin Sparks) – Simile. The song compares love to a battlefield because love means sacrifice and compromise, just like when you’re in a battlefield. 2. “Shot me out of the sky, you’re my kryptonite” (One Thing by One Direction) – Metaphor. This song directly compares you and kryptonite which means you are compared to his/her weakness. 3. “'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs as they tried to teach me how to dance” ( Fireflies by Owl City” – Personification. In this song, the ten thousand lightning bugs has human like characteristics which is that they were trying to teach him how to dance. 4. “Dear John, I see it all now that you’re gone, don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” (Dear John by Taylor Swift) – Apostrophe. Taylor Swift is addressing “John” who is gone or who is absent. 5. “I know how to laugh but I don't know happiness" (Love Tried to Welcome Me by Madonna) - Irony. Because when you laugh, it means that you are happy but even though she knows how to laugh, she isn’t happy. 6. “Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?” (Someone Like You by Adele)- Oxymoron. This is an oxymoron because bitter and sweet are two opposite words though they are in one statement. 7. “Before the door’s closed and it comes to an end” (Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne) – Metonymy. This line of the song is metonymy because the word “door” substitutes the idea of “an opportunity”. 8. “‘Cause you know I’d walk a thousand miles, if I could just see you tonight” (A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton)- Hyperbole. This is a...
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