Fireflies Poem Analysis

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Have you ever had any troubles sleeping at night? Some people might have an inability to sleep, a sleeping disorder called insomnia. But for Adam Young, he had trouble sleeping at night, and yet, still have a very colorful vivid dreams. In “Fireflies”, by Owl City, Adam Young is trying to show his vivid dreams when he was young by using many figurative languages such as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and repetition.
In the famous single,“Fireflies”, there were many uses of similes and metaphors to show his vivid dreams when he was young. In stanza 6, Adam Young sang “Cause I feel like such an insomniac”. This is an example of a simile, Adam Young is comparing himself to a person who is regularly unable to sleep. In addition
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In the fourth stanza, Adam Young sang “As they tried to teach me how to dance”. This is a use of personification, because Adam is giving “fireflies” human characteristics of dancing. In another stanza, Adam sang “And leave teardrops everywhere”. Moreover, this is another use of a personification, because Adam is comparing “fireflies” with humanlike characteristics of crying. It shows that Adam Young has a very vivid dream because he thinks that fireflies are teaching him how to dance and are crying everywhere. As a result, it helps the reader relate to a non-human subjects by ascribing human qualities and traits to an object or…show more content…
There were also many uses of repetition and imagery in the single “Fireflies”, to paint us a better picture of what Adam Young is dreaming about. In the sixth stanza, Adam Young sang “Leave my door open just a crack (Please take me away from here)”, “Cause I feel like such an insomniac (Please take me away from here)”, “Why do I tire of counting sheep? (Please take me away from here)”. This is a use of repetition, because he repeats the same phrases three times. By using repetition, a line is repeated several times to emphasize its significance in the entire text. Identically, in another stanza, Adam Young sang “A foxtrot above my head” and “A sock hop beneath my bed”. This is a use of imagery, because Adam is painting us a vivid image in our head. Adam Young uses imagery to show how his home can be compared to a multi-level dance studio. To summarize, there were many uses of repetition and imagery in the song, to emphasize and paint us a better idea of Adam Young’s vivid dreams.
In the well-known single “Fireflies”, Adam Young is trying to show us that he had an inability to sleep, and yet, still have a very vivid dream. This is done by using many rhetorical devices, such as simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and repetition. For this reason, the use of figurative devices can show us the significance of his vivid dreams when he was young. Many people might have insomnia, or an inability to sleep, and still have very weird and wild dreams. Ultimately, Adam Young
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