Gasp gasp gasp between two lungs from florence the

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Gasp, gasp, gasp!
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“Between Two Lungs” from Florence + The Machine uses lots of metaphorical meaning and repetition in the song. In it, it uses epizeuxis, which is the repetition of a single word. This can be seen at the end with the repetition of the words gasp. Florence also uses repetition of anaphora, which is the repetition of a phrase, such as ‘Between two lungs.’ The song also uses repetition with the words ‘breath,’ ‘it was trapped’ and others. The other literary device the song uses is numerous amounts of metaphor. The use of air, breath and lungs in the song symbolize falling in love, in my eyes, making love. The air that passes between the lovers I believe is metaphorical for love. The first stanza shows how love carried the author away, or made them fall in love. The love was trapped between her two lungs in the second stanza is also metaphorical because she has this love and it’s inside of her. Later on she talks about how ‘”We are all too young to die”’ is metaphorical by saying that they don’t want the love to end, so she keeps her breath, or love. Finally in the last stanza it shows how the author is fully in love and she is now overflowing with love and must release it to her lover.
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