A formation of words that imitate sounds Ex:Moo- Oink- Clink-Roar
A word or expression which signifies something other than the physical object to which it directly refers. Ex: rose=love cross=Christianity
An exaggeration or overstatement. Ex: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I drank oceans of tea. I nearly died laughing.
A comparison of two unlike things using like, as, or than. Ex: Her face wasa round as a pumpkin. The steak looks like an old shoe!
A comparison of two unlike things where one thing is compared to another. Can NOT use like, or as, or than. Ex: I was a lonely wondering cloud. Her face was a prune.