Compares two or more unlike things using "like" or "as"
Compares two or more unlike things using "is" or "was"
a phrase that has two meanings
an extreme exaggeration
Giving inanimate objects human characteristics
Words that imitate sounds
He is as fast as a cheetah.
That teacher was a real ringmaster.
You're in hot water.
These books weigh a ton!
The bells screamed that it was time for lunch.
Bang! The plate crashed to the floor.
To not mean what you say, but to imply something else.
To mean exactly what you say.
A poetic device which repeats the same beginning sound for effect
Silly sister Susie
Completely overused metaphors which have lost all its power.
Joe was pleased as punch!