Tagged: 3 Doors Down

Figurative language

Figurative Language in Popular Songs

Figurative language – i.e. the usage of similes, metaphors, allusions, personifications and hyperboles – is arguably the greatest tool at a songwriter’s disposal outside of words themselves. That’s because practically every song you hear, no...


“Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down 

Vocalist Brad Arnold, the primary writer of this song, wrote it in his mid-teens. Moreover he did so during a math class which, as described by the musician, must have been boring as hell...