Tagged: Stop And Stare

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...


“Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic

The premise of “Stop and Stare” by OneRepublic is a feeling of discontent the singer (Ryan Tedder) is experiencing. He feels as if his life is stagnating, and accordingly some drastic action has to be...