Presentation on theme: "Example – Red as a cherry; Looks like a million dollars"— Presentation transcript:
1 Simile – a comparison of two unlike things; uses ‘like,’ ‘as,’ ‘resembles,’ and ‘than’ Example – Red as a cherry; Looks like a million dollarsMetaphor – a comparison of twounlike things; does NOT use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’Example – She is a treasure. He is a rock.
2 Hyperbole – when the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effect Example: I had a ton of homework; I have a million things to doPersonification – giving human qualities to an animal, object, or ideaExample: the tree danced, the fire ran wild
3 Imagery – words and phrases that appeal to a reader’s five senses Example – The freezing wind brushed my face; the smell of dinner was near.Onomatopoeia – the use of words whose sounds echo their meaningsExample: buzz, whisper, murmur, vroom, squish
4 The tropical storm slept for six days. Her face is like a sunbeam.My mother is the moon.The rain seemed like an old friend who had found us.He’s a walking library when it comes to baseball.The tree angrily shook its branches.The baby was an octopus in the grocery store.
5 My dad knows everything about football. The pen furiously danced across the page.Shane was a toothpick after getting the flu.You look as pale as a ghost.The beagle flew through the air and landed like an inexperienced skydiver onto the couch.“I got an F!” she cried. “My mom is going to kill me!”
6 Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Alliteration - the repetition of similar soundsConsonance – repetition of consonant soundsExample: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppersTongue twisters!