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A comparison using like or as
A comparison not using like or as, simply stating it is the comparison
Giving human-like qualities to non-living objects
A reference to a famous text, event, person, ect
The placement of two words which have opposite meaning next to each other
The repeated use of the same consonant at the start of multiple words
A play on words
When the word sound actually makes the sound of the object
A common use saying that when looked at for face value does not make sense, but with common use people know the meaning
When what is least expected happens
She is as fast as a cheetah.
The boy played the violin like a storm in the night.
I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
It took me a million tries to get the question correct.
The principal is the rock of our school.
She was a statue in a field of flowers.
Sarah's car let out a gasp for air before it passed away on the freeway.
The tree waved hello to the people in the park as the wind flowed on a beautiful Saturday.
I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio's." This refers to the story of Pinocchio, where his nose grew whenever he told a lie.
Chocolate is her Achilles' heel.
The child bounced the ball at the backyard barbecue.
I woke up at school in a slobbery pool; though I used to be dry, now I'm drowning in drool.
A horse is a very stable animal.
I was struggling to figure out how lightning works then it struck me.
I really wanted a camouflage shirt, but I couldn't find one.
The grammarian was very logical. He had a lot of comma sense.
That costs an arm and a leg.
A picture paints a thousand words.
Everything but the kitchen sink.
Get up on the wrong side of the bed.
When the fire station burns down.
When something you bought for safety hurts you.
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