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Simile- eg. As big as a bus.
A comparison between two different things using "like", "than" or "as".
Alliteration- eg. Rabbits run over roses.
When a number of words in a row have the same starting letter or sound.
Personification- eg. My computer hates me.
When objects are given human characteristics.
Metaphor- eg. The water is glass.
- A comparison between two different things without using "like", "than" or "as".
Hyperbole- eg. I could sleep for a year.
Using exaggeration for emphasis and effect.
Assonance- eg.I lie down by the side of my bride.
The repitition of vowel sounds that are close to each other to create rhyming.
Onomatopoeia- eg. Plop, plop went the rain.
Words such as buzz or murmur to represent the sounds of an object or action.
Consonanace- eg. First and last or odds and ends.
The repetition of final consonant sounds.
Imagery- eg. Grandma's hugs burn my skin.
Forming mental images of things or events with adjectives.
Rhyme- eg. I saw a cat who wore a hat.
Words that have the same ending sound.
Allusion- eg. "... as weak as Herkules' ankle."
A reference to a person, place, or event.
Irony- eg. The swimmer drowned.
The use of words to express different from their literal meaning.
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