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What is a simile?
Simile uses the words like or as to connect two things.
What is personification?
Personification gives human characteristics to things or ideas.
What is a metaphor?
Metaphors simply call one thing another thing.
What is alliteration?
Alliteration is a poetic device that uses three or more words that begin with the same sound close together. These words may be separated by conjunctions, articles, short pronouns, or prepositions.
He is like a rocket on his bike.
The fire roared to life.
The leaves fell like rain.
The glasses danced on the shelf during the earthquake.
The clock is the keeper of time.
Big, beautiful butterflies took to the sky.
The water called invitingly to the hot children.
The rusty door hinge screamed every time the door opened.
The wind was like a piercing arrow.
The stage was the canvas upon which the play was painted.
Clumsily he clawed and clamored up a cliff.
The train screamed down the tracks.
Music is the salve that soothes us.
The swing rocked like a baby learning to walk.
Fruit is fuel for a healthy body.
The sunny city was sizzling with excitement.
The fresh apple was crispy like a new dollar bill.
Water is the hammer that erodes the rocks.
Like air fills the lungs, love fills the heart.
The wind whispered harsh words in my ear.
She is as pretty as a flower.
The smell of homemade bread tickled my nose.
His life was an open book.
My love is like a red, red rose.
The dry leaves gathered in groups, chattering happily.
I wandered lonely as a cloud.
The train pulled itself up the mountain and screamed once it reached the top.
The blank page stared at me, daring me to sit down and write something.
The herd of approaching elephants sounded like rolling thunder.
His temper was as explosive as a bomb.
Your smile is sunshine to me.
Mom! The t.v. begged me to watch it!
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