Figurative language in songs
By: Shannon Boswell
"I'm sitting on the edge with my two best friends, one's a bottle of pills, one's a bottle of gin."
In Hollywood Undead "Bullet", the lyrics give the personification to pills and gin being his two best friends. Pills and gin cannot be living because it doesn't work with C MRSGREN (science term). Personification means you give a non-living thing a feature given to a living thing.
" I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom, I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger..."
In The Band Perry " If I die young", they use the simile of " I'm as green as the ring..." This means she is as green as a young, lacking in experience, youth as she is entering Gods kingdom.
"Gotta get that boom boom boom..."
In The Black Eyed Peas " Boom Boom Pow", it uses onomatopoeia by using the words boom and pow. Onomatopoeia means using words to represent sound. In the song, it means that you have that powerful beat to move.