Figurative language in songs

Mr. Beck

Objective: 8.RL.4 I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

I can create a tackk that identifies THREE DIFFERENT examples of figurative language in THREE DIFFERENT song lyrics.
I can explain the impact the figurative language has on the meaning or tone of the song.

"Empty Eyes" by Within Temptation

"You’re like a ghost within me
who’s draining my life..."


"You're like a ghost within me..." is a simile.
The simile is a strong way for the writer to explain the negative impact another person is having on them. It describes how the person continues to affect them.