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

simile
a comparison, using “like” or “as.”

metaphor
stating that one thing is something else.

alliteration
repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

onomatopoeia
use of words that sound like the noise they make.

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

hyperbole
extreme exaggeration.

personification
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…”

oxymoron
when two opposite words are put together.

oxymoron example
silent scream

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

palindrome example
Stanley Yelnats (from Holes.)

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