Figurative Language in Song
By Xavier Kuhn
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" Green Day
"I walk a lonely road..."
"I walk a lonely road..." is a example of personification, the personification is saying that the road can be lonely but it's saying that he's alone walking the lonely road.
"Bleed it out" Linkin Park
"Death is rolling in every verse..."
"Death is rolling in every verse..." is an example of hyperbole, hyperbole is an exaggeration because death cannot roll into every verse.
"New Divide" Linkin Park
"And your voice was all I heard..."
"And your voice was all I heard..." is an example of symbolism, symbolism is using an object or action that means something more and Linkin Park is saying that they still care for that person because they still hear them.