Poetry Collection alyssa Herbst - Block 6

Tiny Little Robots

Cage The Elephant

They've got you movin' to the city

Oh my, you think you're lookin' pretty

But they've got their pistols too

Tucked down beneath their shoe

It's a new sensation

World annihilation

Moving to the music

Patiently it's waitin'

The city's screamin'

I can hear them breathin'

Cryin' out for wisdom

Hungry minds are feedin'

I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what's right

And you can join us on the other side

Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?

They've got you marching to a drum beat

Oh my you got another nose bleed

They'll keep you so amused

You'll never taste the truth

It's a new creation

Total domination

Chains across your shoulders

Social captivation

Kill our leaders

Persecute our teachers

Criticize our culture

Crucify free thinkers

I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what's right

And you can join us on the other side

Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?

Fill our eyes with money

Vanity that's cunnin'

Only on the surface

Diamonds look so stunnin'

Mass deception

Altered our perception

Sold it to the children

Made a new connection

I know that you're tired of this

Cause you're a robot

They designed your life

But true souls said you know what's right

And you can join us on the other side

*The first example of figurative language are the lyrics, "The city's screamin'." This line is an example of personification, as a city can not actually scream.

*The second example of figurative language are the lyrics, "Cause you're a robot." This line is an example of a metaphor, as it is comparing the person to a robot without using like or as.

Heart-Shaped Box

Nirvana

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak

I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks

I've been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap

I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet

Cut myself on angel hair and baby's breath

Broken hymen of your Highness, I'm left back

Throw down your umbilical noose so I can climb right back

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice

She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak

I've been locked inside your heart-shaped box for weeks

I've been drawn into your magnetar pit trap trap

I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice

Hey!

Wait!

I've got a new complaint

Forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice, your advice, your advice

*The first example of figurative language are the lyrics, "She eyes me like a Pisces when I am weak." This is a simile, as it compares the woman to a Pisces using 'like.'

*The second example of figurative language is the line, "Meat-eating orchids forgive no one just yet." This is an example of personification, as the orchids, an inanimate object, cannot actually forgive anyone or anything.

Victorious

Panic! At The Disco

Tonight we are victorious

Champagne pouring over us

All my friends were glorious

Tonight we are victorious

Oh-oh-oh-oh, victorious

Oh-oh-oh-oh

Double bubble disco queen headed to the guillotine

Skin as cool as Steve McQueen, let me be your killer king

It hurts until it stops, we will love until it's not

I'm a killing spree in white, eyes like broken Christmas lights

My touch is black and poisonous

And nothing like my punch-drunk kiss

I know you need it, do you feel it?

Drink the water, drink the wine

Oh we gotta turn up the crazy

Livin' like a washed up celebrity

Shooting fireworks like it's the fourth of July

Until we feel alright

Until we feel alright

I'm like a scarf trick, it's all up the sleeve

I taste like magic, waves that swallow quick and deep

Throw the bait, catch the shark, bleed the water red

Fifty words for murder and I'm every one of them

My touch is black and poisonous

And nothing like my punch-drunk kiss

I know you need it, do you feel it?

Drink the water, drink the wine

Oh we gotta turn up the crazy

Livin' like a washed up celebrity

Shooting fireworks like it's the fourth of July

Tonight we are victorious

Champagne pouring over us

All my friends were glorious

Tonight we are victorious

Tonight we are victorious

Champagne pouring over us

All my friends were glorious

Tonight we are victorious

Oh we gotta turn up the crazy

Livin' like a washed up celebrity

Shooting fireworks like it's the fourth of July

Until we feel alright

Until we feel alright

Tonight we are victorious

Champagne pouring over us

All my friends were glorious

Tonight we are victorious

*The first example of figurative language is the verse, "Skin as cool as Steve McQueen." This simile compares the person's skin to a person using 'as.'

*The second example is the line, "Eyes like broken Christmas lights." This is also a simile, and this compares the eyes of the person to broken Christmas lights using 'like.'

Burden

I am not a sunny day

nor a happy moment

I cause stress and trouble

like ice weighing down delicate flowers

I hope to be better one day

but the hate soon runs into my mind

reminding me I will never be what I desire to

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