What is a qualifying metaphor and how can it be used in a song?
You have probably used it before. It is when
- You use an adjective before to qualify a noun
- Or when you use an adverb after to qualify a verb
and it create some form of “conflict” because the two ideas don’t exactly belong together.
For example, a “tender knife” where the adjective “tender” qualifies the noun “knife,” have a sense of conflict because those two words don’t regularly go together.
Going back to a previous week’s idea about rain, you can use a qualifying metaphor to say “the clouds where weeping gently” instead of simply “there was a light drizzle outside.” Where “gently” is the adverb qualifying the verb before it.
Play around with them to create vivid and emotional imagery in your lyrics.
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