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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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