A comparison using like, as, or than.
Ex: The ball was as yellow as the sun.
A comparison without using like, as, or than.
Ex: Recess was a three-ring circus.
A big exaggeration, or an overstatement.
Ex: He was so tall that he could touch the moon.
When the same beginning sound or letter is repeated.
Ex: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
When a word imatates a sound.
Ex: Boom, bang, thud.
When an object, place, feeling, or animal are given human characteristics or are doing something only humans can do.
Ex: The dirty dishes stared at me with their eyes from the sink.
A phrase that doesn't mean exactly what it says.
Ex: Hold your horses.