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what compares two things, using the words like, as, as if, as though, as ... as.
Examples:
The old man's face was as wrinkled as an elephant's hide.
Her eyes were like emeralds.
Simile
what is a Metaphor?
it compares two things by saying one thing is another thing. It does not use the words like or as.
Examples:
My teacher is a drill sergeant.
The snow was a soft blanket completely covering the brown earth.
what is a Hyperbole?
a description that is greatly exaggerated.
Examples:
That music is so loud it can be heard across the sea.
His shirt was so big his brother could wear it at the same time
what is a repetition of a letter or sounds, usually at the beginning of words. This is how tongue twisters are formed.
Examples:
She wore sixty shimmering shells under her shawl.
The majestic moonlight made Maria melancholy.
Alliteration
what is an Onomatopoeia?
its a words which suggest the sound of what they are describing.
Examples:
The ducks were quacking and the bees were buzzing.
The silence was broken by the sound of the cuckoo clock.
What is a noun?
a word that names a person, place thing, or idea.
whats the word for something that expresses action, condition, or state of being?
Verb
What does not contain a subject-verb combination?
Phrase
what is an Oxymoron?
a contradictory phrase.
Examples:
Your answers are perfectly wrong.
The jacket was made with genuine imitation leather.
What is a figure of speech that functions to connect words, phrases, clauses and sentences?
Conjunction