Aim: What is the relationship between poetry and music? Directions

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Riordan/Mason English 7

Poetry and Music – Answer Key
Finding Poetic Devices in Music
Aim: What is the relationship between poetry and music?
Directions: After listening to the song “Firework” by Katy Perry, use the lyrics and your notes to complete the following questions.

  1. What is the singer referring to in the first stanza?

You feel like you’re pressure – about to explode. You’re about to fall down and cry – you can’t take it anymore.

  1. “Just own the night like the 4th of July” is an example of what poetic device?


  1. What is the definition of a metaphor?

A comparison of two things, without using ‘like’ or ‘as’

  1. What is an example of a metaphor in this song?

You’re a firework” – compares ‘you’ to a ‘firework’

  1. What is the definition of an onomatopoeia?

Words that imitate sounds

  1. Is there an example of an onomatopoeia in the song? If yes, what is it?

Yes – boom, boom, boom

  1. In the 8th stanza the song reads, “It's always been inside of you, you, you
    And now it's time to let it through.” What does this mean?

Let your feelings out and be true to yourself.

  1. Explain the meaning of this song in detail.

Don’t be afraid to be different – be yourself. Overcome your fear of what other people think of you.

  1. Explain how you might relate to this song. Answers will be personal.

  1. Find three other examples of figurative language that are used in this song.

      1. Imagery – shoot across the sky

      2. Hyperbole – your heart will blow

      3. Simile – feel like a plastic bag

  1. What is the relationship between poetry and music?

Both use figurative language and have a deeper meaning than may first be apparent.

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