6th Grade - Figurative Language

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metaphor
Comparing two things by using one kind of object or using in place of another to suggest the likeliness between them. (ex. The store was a gold mine.)
assonance
A resemblance of sound in words or syllables. Repeating a vowel sound in a phrase or sentence. (ex. How now said the brown cow.)
alliteration
The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. (ex. The wild and wooly walrus waits for water.)
onomatopoeia
Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it. (ex. hiss, woof, buzz)
simile
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as. (ex. The sun is a like a yellow ball in the sky. or She is as busy as a bee.)
hyberbole
Big exaggeration, usually with humor. (ex. Mile-high ice cream cone.)
personification
Giving something human qualities. (ex. The stuffed bear smiled as the little boy hugged him close.)
idiom
The language peculiar to a group of people. (ex. She sings at the top of her lungs.)