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Alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Example: "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
Assonance
Repeated vowel sounds
Example: "The cat sat on the mat."
Onomatopoeia
Words whose sound suggests its meaning.
Example: "The bees buzzed."
Imagery
Creating pictures for the senses (using similes or metaphors).
Example: "Fear was his constant companion."
Metaphor
A figure of speech stating that two things are similar.
Example: "The book was a passport to adventure."
Simile
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'.
Example: "She floated in like a cloud."
Hyperbole
An extravagant exaggeration.
Example: "My backpack weighs a ton!"
Personification
Giving human qualities to ideas and things.
Example: "Her stomach growled."
Allusion
A reference to a specific person, place, or thing.
Example: "She is as pretty as the Noma Lisa."
Symbolism
Where something stands for something we can't see or touch, like an idea.
Example: "The American Flag symbolizes freedom."