Literary Elements Found in Songs.m4v

literacy elements are used by songs and artists everywhere see how many you can find simile is used to compare two things using like or ads Katy Perry uses the simile in her song hot you change your mind like a girl changes clothes what was Katy Perry really trying to say with that song not zap he thought it was an effective comparison I'm not openwork is comparing two things where one is more like a symbol of the other listen for the medical need a moment song naturally what is Selena trying to say by calling one person thunder and herself lightning thumbs up it being sense to you to compare two people to thunder and lightning personification referring to something or an animal as if it were human what takes on human characteristics in green a song Boulevard of broken dreams Oh empty street on the Boulevard of broken dreams where the city sleeps and walk along so what took on the role of the human what were the singers trying to communicate literation is found in phrase that uses many of the same beginning sounds listen for the alliteration and uncle crackers smile you're better than the best I'm knocking just a lingering I pulled in the flip side of my pillow yes right what letter sound was repeated did it add to the enjoyment of a sentence hyperbole is an exaggerated statement not meant to be taken literally listen for the hyperbole in Taylor Swift's today was a fairy tale it was fairy tale you've got a smile take you to another planet any say so what is Taylor Swift really saying I mean really is she going to another planet is she really in a fairy tale what does it mean you

41 thoughts on “Literary Elements Found in Songs.m4v

  1. I don't know why I was forced to listen to this in class. The audio is poor quality and is constantly fluctuating. Would've been better had only the lyrics been shown instead of randomly blasting through my speakers at 20 decibels higher than the narrator's voice.


  3. Saw this in school, loved it, especially after hearing Boulevard of Broken Dreams..

  4. I am glad you are finding it helpful! I hope to make another one with more current songs. 🙂

  5. I used Notebook and iMovie. I hope your project turned out great!

  6. None of the artists in the video are acting independently. There are songwriters and band members that help bring the song to life. You can think of them as my "They."

  7. "What were THEY trying to say?" "They" is plural. An English teacher should be asking kids to analyze the purpose of the author or the speaker. In all of your examples, the speaker is one person. These should ask what HE or SHE is trying to say. I don't want to be a pedant, but if I am going to use a video in my English class, I want to be sure it isn't fraught with language errors.

  8. Its "where the city sleeps" not "when the city sleeps"

  9. What did you use to do this cause I am doing this for my teacher Mrs. Gross

  10. This is my second year to use this video for teaching 8th graders. They love it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I am thrilled to find this. I can't wait to share this with 6th grade.

  12. They will get alliteration very easy because of your video!!

  13. You are so right! I don't usually make that mistake. Won't happen again! Thanks!

  14. A lot is two words for future reference :). Just had to say that since I am an English teacher. Enjoyed it otherwise.

  15. I was looking for something for my high school students. Thanks

  16. @jebedia7 No you are not. It is a simile, but they (the makers of the videos) have to sencer

  17. am i the only one who thinks its hilarious that all the videos with katy perry hot and cold use the first line then cut out right away because of the next line? xP
    "you PMS like a b**** i should know" still a simile 😛

  18. are there any songs that has all similie metaphor personification alliteration?

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