Look at the pictures on this site: http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/o nomato/poeia.html What examples of onomatopoeia can you think of? http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/o nomato/poeia.html
Personification Describing something non-human, as if it were human
Examples of Personification: The couch groaned under the weight of the entire family. The dog cried pitifully.
Follow this link for more examples! http://www.learnnc.org/media/les sons/JaniceLane5232002893/1Sam ples.rtf http://www.learnnc.org/media/les sons/JaniceLane5232002893/1Sam ples.rtf
Hyperbole Huge exaggeration, usually involving humor
Examples of Hyperbole: He was so angry, steam came out of his ears.
Examples of Hyperbole: She practiced the piano for such a long time, her fingers bled.
Now check out some more examples of hyperbole written by kids! Worsley School Hyperbole and watch the… Simile and Hyperbole Video (5 min) Teachers: You’ll need to log on, then if you get a blank screen, hit “refresh” Worsley School Hyperbole Simile and Hyperbole Video
Alliteration Repeating the first consonant sound of a word in neighboring words
Examples of Alliteration: She sells sea shells Two tricky trains Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
Click here to examine: Alliteration in Poetry and watch this Alliteration Video Clip Teachers: You’ll need to log on, then if you get a blank screen, hit “refresh” Alliteration in Poetry Alliteration Video Clip
Metaphor Comparing two unlike things by saying one IS or WAS the other
Examples of Metaphor: My mother is a blanket, warm and comforting. The train was a howling monster as it hurtled down the track.
Here are some examples of poems about families that use metaphors http://www.teachervision.fen.com/poetry/literary-techniques/5453.html Listen as your teacher reads them. Then write your own poem about your family using metaphors. http://www.teachervision.fen.com/poetry/literary-techniques/5453.html