Mrs. Bovinett

 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

Alliteration: Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.”

 

Assonance: Repeated vowel sounds.

“The cat sat on the mat.”

 

Onomatopoeia: Words whose sound suggests its meaning.

“The bees buzzed.”

 

Imagery: Creating pictures for the senses (through, e.g., similes or metaphors).

“Fear was his constant companion.”

 

Metaphor: A figure of speech stating two things are similar.

“The book was a passport to adventure.”

 

Simile: A comparison using ‘like’ or ‘as.’

“She floated in like a cloud.”

 

Hyperbole: An extravagant exaggeration.

“My backpack weighs a ton!”

 

Personification: Giving human qualities to ideas and things.

“Her stomach growled.”

 

Allusion: A reference to a specific person, place, or thing.

“She is as pretty as the Mona Lisa.”

 

Symbol: Representation of something complex, general, or abstract.

“The Statue of Liberty symbolizes the democratic ideal.”

 

Different Types of Poems

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