a comparison of two things using LIKE or AS.Example: My love is like a red rose.
Comparison: One thing is said to be another.Example: My love is a red, red rose.
a metaphor that is continued throughout the text.
use of words to imitate sound.Example: clang, sizzle, meow, pop
repetition of sounds, usually consonants, in several words close together.Example: The silky, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain.
repetition of vowel soundsExample: icky ice eeks out
giving human characteristics to something non-human
language used to appeal to the five senses
A figure of speech that places two contradictory words together for a special effectExample: jumbo shrimp, old news
A contradictory statement that has an element of truthExample: One must be kind to be cruel
The author’s use of an object, person, place, or event that has both a meaning in itself and stands for something larger than itself.