Simile-using like or as to compare 2 things. Ex. The butterfly was as beautiful as nature. Ex. Chelsey was as busy as a bee. Metaphor-Comparing 2 things without using like or as. Ex. Tori said the noise was music to her ears. Ex. My sister’s hair is a rat’s nest. Hyperbole –using exaggeration to make a point. Ex. You snore louder than a freight train. Ex. It’s going to take a zillion years to get out of middle school. Onomatopoeia- Sound words Ex. The Mom said boo-hoo when her child didn’t get his way. Ex. Tramaine mumbled when he didn’t get his fried chicken. Alliteration- repetition of beginning sound . Ex. Silly Sammy super slapped herself. Ex. Don’t let the bed bugs bite. Personification- Giving human qualities to something not human. Ex. Hey, Diddle, Diddle, the cat and the fiddle. The cow jumped over the moon; the little dog laughed to see such sport. And the dish ran away with the spoon. Idiom- A well known expression that does not mean what it says. Ex. The power point was a piece of cake. Ex. My mom is the apple of my eye. She is older than the hills. The thunder went boom when it stormed. She sold 20 seashells by the shore. My dad’s boss is as bold as Mr. Clean. Come hell or high water. The rain kissed my cheek as it fell. The waves broke like a tree limb.