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Her hair was like gravy, running brown off her head and clumping up on her shoulders.
simile
You are like a hurricane: there's calm in your eye, but I'm getting blown away
simile
fingers as cold as ice cubes
simile
hair blacker than midnight
simile
a voice like the cound of fingernails scraping the blackboard
simile
The crowd began to simmer down.
metaphor
a sea of troubles
metaphor
all the world is a stage
metaphor
The teacher descended upon the exams, sank his talons into their pages, ripped the answers to shreds, and then, perching in his chair, began to digest
metaphor
(cool metaphor huh?)
He was eager to walk but his legs were rubber
metaphor
Cars dance across the icy road
personification
The heat ripped the breath from her lungs
personification
Art is a jealous mistress.
personification(and metaphor too.. i think)
I am silver and exact.
I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful--
personification
(it's a mirror lol)
smile played about his mouth
personification
My sister used so much makeup, she broke a chisel trying to get it off last night!
exaggeration/hyperbole
(ROFL!!)
My teacher is so old, she showed us a yearbook from 1500 B.C.!
exaggeration/hyperbole
(pshh.. yeah right, lmfao!)
My dog is so ugly, you could shave its butt and it would look like it was walking backwards
exaggeration/hyperbole
You could have knocked me over with a feather
exaggeration/hyperbole
The skin on her face was as thin and drawn as tight as the skin of onion and her eyes were gray and sharp like the points of two picks
exaggeration/hyperbole
(and simile too!)
I know a little about running a company. (a successful businessman say.)
understatement
I think we have slightly different opinions on this topic.
understatement
(instead of: I don't agree with you at all.)
(it's 125 degrees today) "it's a little bit warm today..."
understatement
(the test was obviously easy) "the test was so hard!!"
understatement
(visiting a friend in hospital who has a serious injury)
he says: well, i have been better
understatement
Listen to the bee buzz by
onomatopoeia
Click the button and take a picture!!
onomatopoeia
The fire is crackling in the dark
onomatopoeia
"Flush the toilet, dude!!"
onomatopoeia
(i madee this up.. really bad, i know lol!)
Dave whooshed down the hill
onomatopoeia
Lincoln delivered his speech to the audience
antecedent
I returned his book back.
antecedent
a can of lima beans sits on its shelf
antecedent
both do a good job in their office duty
antecedent
Some of the sugar fell out of its bag
antecedent