Figurative Language In Someone Like You

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The song, “Someone Like You” by Adele uses many forms of figurative language, such as repetition, similes, and metaphors. Adele tells us that it can be callous to move on but it is always possible to find happiness again. The song is about Adele and another guy ending their relationship. She is not over him, but she is convinced she can be happy again without him. Although she does not want to, their is a part of her that wants to be with him and is jealous that he has found another woman to love. This song is giving the audience a lesson that we are all strong and that it is always possible to be happy even when it does not seem like it. Despite how strong she is, she still hurts and speaks to her ex who left her broken hearted. “I heard that you 're settled down, that you found a girl and you’re married now,” they broke up and Adele is having an onerous time getting over him. While he is married and now moved on to new things in his life, “I heard that your dreams came true.” This creates an internal conflict of her feeling alone and broken, causing great emotion. This song shows hope for her to find another man as great as him because he found a women that gives him more, “guess she gave you things I didn’t give to you.” Adele wants the butterfly feeling to last forever, although she wished it would be with him. This song is very honest and the artist wants to release someone from her mind who hurt her, but it is not that easy. Adele uses similes such as, “never mind,
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