Figurative language in songs

Mikaela Zandecki

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day
"as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost"
"as my memory rests" is personification. The personification is a way for the writer express sadness for something he doesn't want to

"Valentine's Day" by Linkin Park
"And now the darkness over day
That night"

"And now the darkness over day" is a paradox. The writer is trying to tell the listener that he was happy, but something happened to darken his day.

"30 minutes" by T.a.t.u
"Casting shape, crying rain"
"crying rain" is a metaphor. The writer used this comparison of rain to crying to describe releasing mass amounts of that salty eye-cleaning liquid.

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