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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Alliteration- repetition of beginning sound
.
Ex. Silly Sammy super slapped herself.
Ex. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.
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Personification- Giving human qualities
to something not human.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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