Comparing using like or as Ex: His wits are as sharp as a knife. Ex: I feel like a million dollars.
Comparing two things without using like or as Ex: Her clothes are as messy as my room. Ex. She is a needle in the haystack.
Using exaggeration to make a point Ex: The teacher gave us a mile of homework. Ex. He was as tall as a pine tree.
Sound words Ex: The gun went kapow! Ex: The bomb went boom!
Repetition of beginning sounds Ex. The big blackberry burst. Ex. She sells sea shells by sea shore.
Giving human qualities to something not human Ex: The rock hopped down the hill during the earthquake. Ex. The plastic bag danced across the road.
A well known expression that does not mean what it says. Ex. Johnny said, “Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.” Ex. Mom said to me, “Don’t change your spots for stripes.”
1. As agile as a monkey. 2. Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. 3. Her hair is a bird’s nest. 4. The toppings are a mile high. 5. He imitated a duck. 6. Flowers use photosynthesis. 7. Stop jumping the gun!