Figurative Language in Songs

By Michael Newman

"Rooster" By Alice in Chains
"The bullets scream to me from somewhere"
This is personification because they are saying the bullet can scream.

"Here I go again" By Whitesnake
"Like a drifter i was born to walk alone..."
This is a simile and there are trying to say that they were born to be lonely.


"Dream on" By Areosmith
"Maybe Tomorrow the good lord will take you away"
This is a metaphor that means tomorrow you could be dead.