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LITERARY TERMS. By: Madison Braly. SIMILE. It is a figure of speech comparing two things using like or as.

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literary terms

LITERARY TERMS

By: Madison Braly

simile
SIMILE
  • It is a figure of speech comparing two things using like or as.
  • Sadness is as happy as laughter.You might cry because it hurts.You might laugh because it hurts.But I know one thing,laughter is laughter and sadnessis sadness.They can show the same things like hurting and gladness.
metaphor
METAPHOR
  • Is language that directly compares seemingly unrelated subjects.
  • Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed.
personification
personification
  • In which a thing or abstraction is represented as a person.
  • Ah, William, we're weary of weather,"said the sunflowers, shining with dew."Our traveling habits have tired us.Can you give us a room with a view?“ They arranged themselves at the windowand counted the steps of the sun,and they both took root in the carpetwhere the topaz tortoises run.
hyperbole
hyperbole
  • It is a figure of speech in which statements are exaggerated.
  • A cold night followed by years awayInfinite star fieldGhosting between Irrelevant dreamCan it speak a thousand different languagesLike a space shuttleOr a can of tuna
assonance
assonance
  • Is repetition of vowel sounds.
  • Hear the mellow wedding bells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their harmony foretells! Through the balmy air of night How they ring out their delight! From the molten-golden notes, And an in tune, What a liquid ditty floats.
alliteration
alliteration
  • A repetition of consonant sounds.
  • Bye, baby bunting,Daddy's gone a - hunting,Gone to get a rabbit skinTo wrap baby bunting in.