Tagged: Fireflies

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...

Owl City

“Fireflies” by Owl City

In the song “Fireflies”, Adam Young a.k.a Owl City metaphorically recounts his experience of sleeplessness. The singer reveals how several fancies run through his head whenever he finds it difficult to fall asleep. The...