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Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Hyperbole, and Poetry Review

Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike objects without using like, than, or as.
Example :: The blue shirt was a deep sky-blue.

Simile
A comparison of two unlike objects using “like” or “as”
Example :: “That ball is yellow like the sun.”

Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Examples :: Bed Bath & Beyond
Krispy Kreme

Hyperbole
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor.

Examples :: That man was as tall as a skyscraper.
The hole was so deep I could see China.

My cat is nice. A
My cat likes mice. A
My cat is fat B
I like my cat. B

What is this an example of?

A rhyme scheme.

Metaphor or Simile?
Those girls are like two peas in a pod.
Simile
Compares the girls to peas in a pod.

Metaphor or Simile?

The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.

Metaphor
Says that the bar of soap was a slippery eel

Metaphor or Simile?

The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.

Metaphor

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Pillow is a cloud

Metaphor or Simile?

The fluorescent light was the sun during the test.

Metaphor

Saying the fluorescent light was hot like a sun

Metaphor or Simile?

The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.

Simile

Baby is like an octopus.

Hyperbole or Alliteration?

That test took 40 years to complete!

Hyperbole

Does a test ever take 40 years?

Hyperbole or Alliteration?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Alliteration

Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

Hyperbole or Alliteration?

He dunked the delicious donut in dairy creamer.

Alliteration

He Dunked the Delicious Donut in Dairy creamer.

Hyperbole or Alliteration?

In a house the size of a postage stamp
lived a man as big as a barge.

Hyperbole

The house cannot be the size of an actual postage stamp and a man could not be the size of a ship.

Hyperbole or Alliteration? (Remember its the sound that is repeated)

The gentle giant jumped in jubilation.

Alliteration

The Gentle Giant Jumped in Jubilation.

Stanza
A group of lines in a poem

Example ::
I started on my homework
but my pen ran out of ink.
My hamster ate my homework.
My computer’s on the blink.

Name the Rhyme Scheme in the following lines:

I started on my homework
but my pen ran out of ink.
My hamster ate my homework.
My computer’s on the blink.

Homework A
Ink B
Homework A
Blink B

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