A simile isn’t entirely different than a metaphor. While a metaphor refers to one thing as being another, a similar refers to that thing as being like another. The Thomas Rhett chart-topper “Craving You” (David Barnes and Julian Bunetta) is a great example of how a simile is employed. In the song, the singer refers to someone as being like a cigarette and a shot of hundred proof that he’s craving.
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The majority of songwriting classes teach the principle of “show, don’t tell”. Writing visual lyrics that enable the listener to “see” the song in their mind is often considered to be one of the more effective ways of connecting with audiences. These lyrics don’t spoon feed what the singer thinks or feels. Instead, they use visual imagery that enables the listener to conclude what the singer is emoting.
Break Up in the End by Cole Swindell This heartbreaker of a song is Cole Swindell reminiscing over the one who got away. It’s all too easy to think about past loves and pretend you never met them in the first place in a bid to pretend the heartbreak doesn’t exist. Swindell takes a different approach by insisting that he would go and do it all again, even though he’d be aware that he’d get his heart broken in the end. He would still bump into her in the bar and stay with her until the early hours. He’d still take her home to meet his parents, say those three […]
Country music tells short-form storytelling like no other music genre. The lyrics tell stories about romance, love and heartbreak and all in under four minutes. Other genres might tell a good story now and then but not with the same skill as a country lyricist. There are a few songs below that support that theory. There’s an old saying that if you can’t condense what you want to say into a single page or less then you don’t really know what you’re saying. Country music has got that down to a tee. It demonstrates that a wide range of emotion can be communicated within just a few profound words. Storytelling […]
The media industry around the world has been exploding with content that captures the interest of the target audience. The marketing material that is developed is made to specifically, sound and look very captivating and easy to retain in mind. If you are a regular television or internet user, the chances are that you probably are humming a commercial than a famous song, at times. A lot of money is invested in commercials, and the marketing team knows exactly what it takes to make the video, song, and lyrics interesting. The concise videos that combine exciting words and video is a great tool to learn English. The commercials also have […]
Thousands of apps are being created every day, for both iOS and Android devices. Music being one of the most popular form of entertainment, has hogged the attention of app creators. When combining social media, music and mobile apps, users can showcase their talents. In recent years, there has been a remarkable rise in the number of Karaoke apps, that people have been showing a huge liking to. While Musical.ly and Smule are purely music and song apps; Dubsmash includes popular movie and TV show dialogues, as part of their playlist. Why Choose Music Karaoke Apps For those who want to learn spoken English and the nuances in pronouncing words […]
Speaking and understanding English is an important skill to master for a student in an English-speaking country. Foreign students find it tough to even make friends or socialize with the natives because of the language barrier. This is where music and lyrics can help. Active listening skills and being able to tell the difference in sounds are other skills that a student will develop through music and lyrics. Find the Right Song A song that appeals to you in melody and rhythm is the first thing you need to identify. You might not understand what it means, however, choosing a song that you like, by the way it sounds, gives […]
Speaking and learning English by pausing and stopping at the right places to take a breath is vital. While punctuation is thought to play an important role when writing English, it can also help in effectively communicating the message through speech. The punctuation song is perfect to understand how and when punctuation marks should be used. Out of the fourteen different punctuation marks in common English, only four are most important and is used extensively. The basic marks needed to read and understand lyrics or text is covered in the song. The easy to learn tune covers: Comma Question Period, and Exclamation These main punctuation marks if not used properly […]
Watching a popular music video by a top artist and learning English vocabulary is an effective way to retain knowledge. Simply turning on the radio and singing along to popular songs while reading lyrics can drive your vocabulary up a notch. There are words and phrases that are used in both the poetic sense as well as everyday conversation in lyrics. For example, let us assume that you watched the music video for the song “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes. The video is graphic and shows the singer being beaten up by an invisible force. If you were to watch the video on mute, the whole thing seems very unreal. However, […]
You don’t have to be uniquely talented to know the ‘universal’ language of music. The rhythm and rhyme that accompanies a music piece is what humans are conditioned to understand from infancy. Using music to learn the English language is a nifty way to fun-learning experiences. Popular (Pop) music has a positive impact on culture and trends and can be used as an effective tool. When words are weaved into lyrics, their meaning and relevance is easier for anyone to understand. Simply reading lyrics and singing along to popular songs is a great way to improve your English vocabulary. What Can You Expect To Learn Turn on your radio and […]