Tagged: Joni Mitchell

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...


“Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell was making a name for herself right around the time the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held in 1969. Also, she is akin to one of those kinds of counter-cultural artists...


“River” by Joni Mitchell

Before the days of Taylor Swift, there were female singer/songwriters like Joni Mitchell whose artistry was also influenced by their actual romantic experiences. And in her youth Joni dated just as many dudes, if not...