gives human-like attributes to inanimate or non-human objects
compares two objects similar to a simile, but uses exaggeration
the sounds at the beginnings of words are repeated
words that imitate sounds
compares two objects using key words such as like and as
dictionary definition of a term
compares two objects using key words such as am, is are, was, were
a literary device that repeats the same words or phrases a few times to make an idea clearer
a group of words whose meaning considered as a unit is different from the meanings of each word considered separately – it can be a common saying that holds a different meaning than the actual words when used together. Example: It’s raining cats and dogs
a group of lines in a poem
a single line of words in a poem – similar to a sentence
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction – example: jumbo shrimp
is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse.
is a verse or phrase that is repeated at intervals throughout a song or poem, usually after the chorus or stanza.