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Figurative language in song lyrics

Quiz by Sharon Rhoads

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  • Q1
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'I'm on the edge of glory' in Lady Gaga's 'The Edge of Glory'?
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Personification
    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q2
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'You're a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy' in Owl City's 'Fireflies'?
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Personification
    30s
  • Q3
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'She's lightning in a bottle' in Katy Perry's 'Firework'?
    Simile
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q4
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'Cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream' in Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space'?
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    30s
  • Q5
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away' in Nelly Furtado's 'I'm Like a Bird'?
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Personification
    30s
  • Q6
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'You ain't nothin' but a hound dog' in Elvis Presley's 'Hound Dog'?
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Personification
    30s
  • Q7
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'You got me like a crazy in a trance' in Britney Spears' 'Toxic'?
    Simile
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Metaphor
    30s
  • Q8
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars' in Coldplay's 'A Sky Full of Stars'?
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    30s
  • Q9
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'I'm a genie in a bottle' in Christina Aguilera's 'Genie in a Bottle'?
    Personification
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    30s
  • Q10
    What type of figurative language is used in the line 'I'll be your sinner in secret' in Shawn Mendes' 'Lost in Japan'?
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Personification
    30s
  • Q11
    Which sound device is used in the lyrics 'I'm walking on sunshine, whoa'?
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Metaphor
    Repetition
    30s
  • Q12
    Which sound device is used in the lyrics 'Every time I close my eyes, it's like a dark paradise'?
    Simile
    Imagery
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    30s
  • Q13
    Which sound device is used in the lyrics 'Cause baby you're a firework, come on show 'em what you're worth'?
    Consonance
    Assonance
    Rhyme
    Repetition
    30s
  • Q14
    Which sound device is used in the lyrics 'I'm on the edge of glory, and I'm hanging on a moment of truth'?
    Consonance
    Alliteration
    Rhyme
    Assonance
    30s
  • Q15
    Which of the following words might express a sad tone in song lyrics?
    Lonely
    Joyful
    Energetic
    Excited
    30s

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