Owl City Fireflies Poetic Devices

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This essential message and theme of Owl CIty’s song “Fireflies” is revealed through literary devices such as metaphors, imagery, repetition, and rhyme scheme. It is however very important to recognize the emphasis on the strength these lyrics bare to listeners. Although many people are blind to the message behind the lyrics Owl City portrayals of nostalgia of the past or childhood. Some key lyrics that include metaphor is the chorus of the lyrical masterpiece, “I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly/ It’s hard to say I’d rather stay awake when i'm asleep/ ‘Cause everything is never as it seems/ ‘When I fall asleep.” When it states, “I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly”, it is describing how…show more content…
Examples of imagery are found in the lyrics such as, “You would not believe your eyes/ If ten million fireflies/ lit up the world as I fell asleep/ ‘Cause they fill the open air/ And leave teardrops everywhere.” There are many more found in the text such as, “ ‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs/ From ten thousand lightning bugs/ As they tried to teach me how to dance.” These lines could be a mixture of metaphor and imagery as well from the picture it paints with the descriptive lyrics and the non literal dream oriented lyrics. The fireflies represent a peter pan type of concept when states “Leave my door open just a crack/ Please take me away from here.” This sentence forms a metaphor as well because the concept is not to be taken literally. Repetition plays a part in this song due to the literary devices of getting the main point across. Repetition creates a dominating recurrence when it repeats the chorus mentioned previously, “I’d like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly/ It’s hard to say I’d rather stay awake when i'm asleep/ ‘Cause everything is never as it seems/ ‘When I fall
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