Katy Perry Firework Essay

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Poetic devices are not only used in poems, but in songs as well. These help make the songs emotionally powerful in the eyes of the audience. Katy Perry’s song “Firework” acknowledges the people who are going through hard times in life, and encourages them to believe in themselves. Her album cover for this song is called “Teenage Dream”, so one would believe that it would be for teenagers. Teens strive to be accepted in society because they are caught in the middle of being a child and an adult. They want to be independent, but are still considered children to adults. Teens are also going through hormonal problems, and sometimes they fall victim to bullying. They begin to feel like they are not worth anything, and no one can hear them…show more content…
Perry gives personification when she sings, “Just own the night, like the Fourth of July.” She gives an image that someone can be just as important as the Fourth of July. Perry gives an abundance of imagery in this song. In the beginning she starts off with personal questions to the audience. She uses a hyperbole when she sings, “Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in,” to relate to the audience in a way that they will understand. Some individuals look like they are strong, but one bad thing might push them over the edge. She continues to ask the audience about their feelings while using alliteration by singing, “six feet under scream, but no one seems to hear a thing.” This pictures a teen trying to call out for help in a tough situation, but no one seems to hear them. However, there is still a chance for someone to make their way back to the top, even when they are on rock bottom. Her use of metaphors such as “You’re a firework” illustrates her underlining message that once an individual begins to spark, it is up to them to go off like a

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