A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or
idea with another to suggest they are alike.
Example: busy as a bee
The metaphor states a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison.
A metaphor makes a direct comparison - it says you are something.
Example: You are what you eat.
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are
given to an animal or an object.
Example: My teddy bear gave me a hug.
The repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series
of words. Alliteration includes tongue twisters.
Example: She sells seashells by the seashore.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound
or the sound made by an object or an action.
Example: snap, crackle, pop
An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the
statement is true. Tall tales are hyperboles.
Example: He was so hungry, he ate that whole
cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.
An expression whose meaning is not predictable from
the usual meanings of the actual words.
Example: I have a frog in my throat.