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Literary Terms. Simile. Compares two things with “like” or “as” My brother acts like a monkey My sister is as quiet as a mouse. He looks as happy as a kid in a candy store. She eats like a pig. Metaphor. Compares two things without “like” or “as”

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Simile
Simile

  • Compares two things with “like” or “as”

    • My brother acts like a monkey

    • My sister is as quiet as a mouse.

    • He looks as happy as a kid in a candy store.

    • She eats like a pig.


Metaphor
Metaphor

  • Compares two things without “like” or “as”

    • My grandmother’s letters are a time machine to her youth.

    • This small, isolated town is a prison, and very few escape.

    • My sister is the sun on a cloudy day.


Alliteration
Alliteration

  • When words in a sentence begin with the same sound (usually a consonant)

    • Cold cream

    • Short shadow

    • Alice’s aunt ate apples and acorns around August.

    • Dan’s dog dove deep in the dam, drinking dirty water as he dove.

    • Mike’s microphone made much music.

    • Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said "this butter's bitter!


Personification
Personification

  • When an object is given human thoughts or feelings.

    • A breeze is whispering.

    • The kind moon smiles on us.

    • Sadtears want to escape my eye.


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