Figurative Language in Songs

By Maddie Allen

"Clint Eastwood" by Gorillaz

" I've got sunshine in a bag..."

The verse " I've got sunshine in a bag..." is a metaphor. It refers to how the artist is happy.

"Bulletproof Love" by Pierce the Veil

''I wanna hold your hand so tight I'm gonna break my wrist..."

This is a hyperbole, as the writer obviously doesn't want to break their wrist, just hold their hand tightly.

"Rap God" by Eminem

"I'm beginning to feel like a Rap God, Rap God
All my people from the front to the back nod, back nod..."

The chorus of the song "Rap God" is alliteration because it rhymes. He is saying he feels like a master at rapping, and everyone he knows thinks he is too.

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