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Metaphor/Simile Homework Assignment

My music collection

As we noticed from our lesson on metaphors and similes, popular musicians frequently use both to express themselves in their music.  Sometimes, they use metaphors or similes that are used too often, and we call these clichés.  “Like a diamond in the sky” was an example that we pulled from the Dave Matthews song “Satellite.”  They actually borrowed that line from “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”  Crazy…

Your assignment for tonight is to peruse your cd collection or your iPod, and find five metaphors and five similes from your favorite musicians.  As you know, metaphors and similes are comparisons made between things that are seemingly unlike one another.  Make sure you include an explanation of what is being compared in your examples, and try to explain what the artist/musician is trying to convey to the listener.  In other words, what does their metaphor or simile mean?..............just like we did in class.

Please include the following:

1.

Name of song

2.

Name of artist/musician

3.

The lyric that contains the metaphor or simile

4.

Identification:  Is it a metaphor or a simile?

5.

An explanation of what the artist trying to express.

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