Hyperbole

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The name of my song is The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel. Throughout the song the authors use several types of literary devices such as Hyperbole, Simile, and Personification, to convey a message. The message is that people can not speak freely and whoever can not speak freely, means that they are oppressed. In this essay I will explain more on why the authors used these literary devices. One reason the authors used Hyperbole is because they wanted to exaggerate a part of the song to convey the message. A line that shows hyperbole is, “People talking without speaking.” This is an example of an hyperbole because you cannot talk if you do not speak. Another line is, “People hearing without listening. This is an example of hyperbole…show more content…
A line that shows simile is, “Silence like a cancer grows.” This is an example of simile because it is comparing silence to cancer. Another line that shows this is, “But my words like silent raindrops fell.” This is an example of simile because it compares his words to raindrops. The final line that shows this is, “As I walk like the ones before me.” This is an example of simile because it compares how he walks like the ones before him. One reason the authors uses Personification is because they wanted to prove a point. They prove a point for the song’s message by using personification. A line that shows this is, “Hello darkness my old friend.” This is an example of personification because it exaggerates darkness. Another line that shows this is, “I’ve come to talk with you again.” This is an example of personification because he is going to talk with darkness and darkness cannot talk. A third line that shows this is, “The birds sing on summer days.” This is Personification because singing is a human trait. From this information, you should be able to tell that The Sound Of Silence is a song that has a lot of literary devices in it. It’s overall message is that people are oppressed and cannot speak freely. And they used these literary devices to try and give out the overall
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