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Literary Elements Examples

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Simile
Time is like a river.
Metaphor
He's a rock.
Imagery
The sky had gold and orange stripes below the clouds.
Personification
The winding is calling my name.
Flashback
Telling a story in chronological time, then going back to a memory from childhood
Rhyme
hit and pit
Alliteration
My mother makes me mad.
Hyperbole
My father is going to kill me if I don't do well on this test.
Symbolism
The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom to many people.
Repetition
To know know know him is to love love love him
Irony
A soldier returns from war and is killed in a car accident.