when an artist uses another artist’s lyrics into their song what would the literary device be?


for example, kendrick lamar’s “king kunta” has a lyric from michael jackson’s “smooth criminal”, “Annie are you ok? Annie are you ok?”

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Although, it is simply called borrowing, in literary terms or devices, it is an allusion. Even if this comprises just a reflection of thematic strand or meanings, it is still an illusion such as Biblical allusions in religious and literary texts.

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