Figures of Speech and Sounds of Poetry in All Summer in a Day

a comparison, using “like” or “as.”

stating that one thing is something else.

repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

use of words that sound like the noise they make.

the action of repeating something that has already been said or written.

extreme exaggeration.

giving human qualities to something that is not human.

simile example
“They turned on themselves, like a feverish wheel.”

metaphor example
“The sun is a flower.”

personification example
“…the sun showed its face to the stunned world.

alliteration example
“…it was a blazing blue tile color.”

hyperbole example
“…they closed the door and hear the gigantic sound of the rain falling in tons and avalanches everywhere and forever.”

repetition example
“They glanced out at the world that was raining now and raining and raining steadily.”

onomatopoeia example
“A boom of thunder startled them…”

when two opposite words are put together.

oxymoron example
silent scream

when a word (or words) can be spelled the same, backward or forward.

palindrome example
Stanley Yelnats (from Holes.)

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