The attitude a writer takes toward his or her subject. It was a dark and stormy night.
The comparison of two unlike things, using “like” or “as” I was so happy my heavy backpack felt as light as a feather.
A comparison of two unlike objects without the use of “like” or “as” Her gloomy attitude reminded me of thorns on a rose.
A figure of speech in which an animal, object or idea is given human characteristics/personality traits The tree glowered over us.
An object, person, place or action that stands for something larger than itself Rose = Love Dove = Peace Butterflies = Mirabel sisters
The literal (dictionary) definition of the word Home and House are defined as shelters for human beings
The emotion or association that a word or phrase may have. House is a colder word – more technical Home is a cozy word – gives us warm fuzzy feelings about our family
The repetition of similar consonant sounds in a group of words, usually at the beginning of words Suzie sells seashells by the seashore.
Repetition of consonants close together – usually at the end of words. He hel d a broa d view of the worl d.
The repetition of similar vowel sounds Stu the cockatoo is new at the zoo. Note that the vowel sound is what is important – it does not have to be the same vowel.
The pattern of rhymes in a poem Indicated by a different letter of the alphabet for each new rhyme I wandered lonely as a cloudA That floats on high o’er vales and hillsB When all at once I saw a crowdA A host of golden daffodils.B Beside the lake, beneath the trees,C Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.C Rhyme Scheme is written in a line: ABABCC Put in spaces to show a separation between stanzas
A word that imitates a sound Bang, Meow, Woof
Over exaggeration Hyperbole is the best thing ever! I’m as hungry as a horse!
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