A song with Similes and Metaphors
The link below leads to the song "A year without rain"
By Selena Gomez.
The lyrics in the song that leads to metaphors, similes, alliteration, personification and hyperbole are:
1) My world is an empty place
This metaphor compares the world, a world with a lot of people to the person's own 'world', meaning the person's mind and conception of the world. This tells us that the person is feeling very lonely and sad due to the insufficient number of friends.
2) Like I've wondering in the desert for a thousand days
This is a simile and hyperbole as it uses 'like' and it is exaggerating the fact that the person has wandered in the desert for a thousand days but truth to be told, it just means that the person is trying to say that he had been waiting a long time for something. Like waiting in a desert for someone, aimlessly.
3) A day without you is a day without rain
This is a hyperbole and metaphor as it is exaggerating the fact that without this person, you will not be able to live anymore, like a day without rain. If there is no rain, a drought will occur and the people will not be able to survive. This person is trying to show that without a particular person, this person will not be able to live his life anymore.
4) The stars are burning
This is a hyperbole as it is a exaggeration. Stars do not really burn, they produce light instead. This is to show the person's feelings of sorrow and loss.
5) My heart is yearning
This is a hyperbole and a form of personification as hearts do not yearn. This is to show that the person is having an intense feeling of loss or lack and longing for something.
6) Like the ocean is running dry
This is a simile as it uses the word 'like' and it compares the ocean with the person's feelings of sorrow. The ocean is running dry shows that the world is going to end is compared with the person's feelings of loss and sorrow.
7) It is the ground crumbling underneath my feet
This is a metaphor which compares the ground crumbling underneath one's feet, meaning one's world is going to end soon and it compares the person is feelings of sorrow and fear, and he wants to get the other person to help him.