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Poe's example of smilie:
"I opened the door so a single dim ray, like the thread of a spider shot out from the crevice"--"The Tell Tale Heart"
"The light shined as bright as the sun"
A comparison of two objects without using "like" or "as"; the two objects should be related in some way
Poe's example of metaphor:
"I had walled the monster (cat) up in th tomb!"--"The Black Cat"
This shirt is paper thin
Applying human qualities to inanimate objects or abstract ideas; making nonliving things come to life
Poe's example of Personification:
"Death had enveloped the victim."--"The Tell Tale Heart"
The chair was jumping up in down
The repetition of the beginning sounds of words next to each other (resemble tounge twisters)
Poe's example of Alliteraion:
"During the whole dull, dark, soundless day in the autumn of the year, I had been passing alone on a dreary tract of land."--"The Fall of the House of Usher"
Our Example: Mrs. Mary Marie Very Much Liked Sweet, Salted, Sauted Onions
Poe's Example of Onomatopoeia:
"I was answered by a voice from within the tomb-at first like the sobbing of a child then a howling -a wailing shreik."--"The Black Cat "
Our Example: The ball screamed as it fell into the glove
Poe's example of Hyperbole:
"the white trunks of decayed trees turn his heart to ice."--"The Fall of The House of Usher"
Our Example: The pumpkin was as big as Texas
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