Figurative Language in Songs

Aryanna Halstead

Miley Cyrus
Wrecking Ball

"I came in like a wrecking ball

This is a simile because it's using the word like. She is saying she is a wrecking ball because her relationship failed and she didn't see it coming.

Welcome to the Black Parade
My Chemical Romance

" Your misery and hate will kill us all"

This is an example of personification because hate and misery is not a living thing so it cannot actually kill people.

Three Days Grace
It's all over

"Your bottle's almost empty
You know this can't go on"

This is an example of a metaphor because they are comparing her to a bottle that is almost empty because she is so depressed.