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alliterationRepeated beginning consonant sounds, such as "feather falling free onto the forest floor"
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alliterationThe dusty dog dragged himself out from under the deck.
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consonanceRepeated consonant sounds, such as “Six boys ambled into the cabin, gabbing away. Each grabbed a brownie, freshly baked, and plopped onto bean bag chairs in front of the Xbox.”
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consonanceOn the floor under the sofa, my feathered friend Alfie flapped his wings after our cat Sammy failed attempts to snatch it.
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assonanceRepeated vowel sounds, such as flies across the skies
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assonanceThe full moon loomed above us, soothing our fears of doom with the coming of night.
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personificationGiving life to something not living; such as “the sun smiled down on us” or “the basketball called to me; I had to shoot a basket.” “The wind whispered to me through the window and brushed my face.”
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personificationThe corvette's motor hummed when the mechanic restarted it.
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onomatopoeia (ah no mah toe pee ah) Words that sound like the sound they make, such as Bam! Pop! Bang! slap gurgle Phzzzzt
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onomatopoeiaBlub, Blub, Blub. My glasses sank into the lake.
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simileComparing two things that are different and finding a similarity -- write it using like or as , such as comparing how high the eagle flies to how a skyscraper is. The eagle flies as high as a skyscraper
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simileThe water shimmered like white pearls when the clouds cleared.
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metaphorComparing two things that are different and finding a similarity -- WITHOUT using like or as --- "Her sparkling eyes are stars."
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metaphorSpring is freedom again.
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imageryUse The Senses-- Write all sights, sounds, smells, tastes, texture, feelings about your topic; piercing eyes; white head; crooked yellow talons; munching grass; flapping in the cold winter wind
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imageryFeet shuffled and lockers slammed as the students chattered out the classroom door.
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hyperboleextreme exaggeration. “His grin is as wide as the ocean!” "She is as tall as a mountain!”
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hyperboleI'm so hungry I could eat a hundred hot dogs.
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