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When two unlike things are being compared and use the words like, as, than, or resembles
Simile
The children were busy as bees.
When two unlike things are being compared where the words like, as, than, or resembles are not used. One thing being compared turns into something else
Metaphor
The boat was a ping pong ball bouncing on the waves.
A special type of metaphor where nonhuman things are given human characteristics and/or qualities
Personification
The sunlight danced upon the water.
A figure of speech that doesn't mean exactly what it says or implies
Idiom
This money is burning a hole in my pocket
Written language that is vivid and rich with detail. Words that paint a mental picture.
Imagery
The brilliant blue stars sparkeled so brightly I thought I could see my reflection in them.