repetition of consonant sounds
example: Peter Piper picked peppers
an exaggeration or overstatement
example: I am so hungry, I could eat a whole elephant!
an expression that means something other than the literal meaning
example:jump down someone's throat
the imitation of natural sounds in word form
a comparison of two unlike things using "like" or "as"
example: as bright as the sun
a comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
example: love is a battlefield
a literary device in which the author speaks of or describes an animal, object, or idea as if it were a person
example: the thunder grumbled like an old man