Swift also used metaphors in “Love Story”. She says, “Cause you were Romeo, I was a scarlet letter”. She is comparing herself to a scarlet letter but there is also a relation between the scarlet letter and the story of Romeo and Juliet. They both tell the story of true love but they both involve misfortune. Another metaphor in this song is when Swift says, “That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles.” She is comparing the man she loves to Romeo. He was not actually Romeo, but just someone who was calling for her attention and love.
Another poetic device Taylor Swift used is imagery. After a flash back to the time she met the man she loves, Swift recalls seeing “the lights… the party, the ball gowns” and seeing him “make your way through the crowd and say hello”. Then it is also at the end of the song when he proposes to her she says, “He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring”. Taylor Swift is able to evoke an image in the imagination of the listener by using descriptive language. Also, the audience members that have been in similar situations are able to connect with the song and the circumstances. Overall, Taylor Swift’s elegant use of poetic devices enhances the lyrics of “Love Story”.