Figurative Language

"Firework" by Katy Perry

1 "Do you ever feel like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind wanting to start again?"

Simile
It means you feel like you need to start over in life and try again. Sometimes you feel lost and no idea where you are going just like a thrown away bag in the wind.

3 "Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin like a house of cards one blow from caving in?"

Simile

It means that you feel as if you're as thin as a house of cards because people make you feel weak and insecure.

2 "Cause there's a spark in you."

Metaphor

There isn't an actual spark within you, it means that you can use the small part of something, like a spark, into something big, like a fire.

4 "Let your colors burst!"

Metaphor

It means you are fantastic and you have to let people know about your worth instead of keeping it hidden.

5 "So you can open a door that leads you to the perfect road."

Metaphor

There isn't actually a door that leads you to the road perfect for you, it means that you can chose your own path instead of letting people chose it for you.

7 "You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine."

Metaphor

You don't actually have a light in yourself that you can let shine, it means that the shine is you and you can let yourself be you.

10 " 'Cause baby you're a firework!"

Metaphor

It means that you can be amazing and you shouldn't hold in your talent anymore, you should let it out.

8 "Boom, Boom, Boom!"

Onomatopoeia

When you say boom it sounds like the noise of something exploding.

9 "Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon!"

Alliteration

the 'mo' sound is repeated

6 "Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow."

Simile

Your heart isn't literally going to glow you'll just know when it's time for you to let people know about the true you.