BRONX MASQUERADE. MASKS. POETIC DEVICES. Alliteration - The repetition of initial consonant sounds. Assonance - The repetition of vowel sounds. Imagery - Words or phrases that appeal to any sense or any combination of senses.
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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words and is most often used in poetry and songs. The word "rhyme" may also refer to a short poem, such as a rhyming couplet or other brief rhyming poem such as nursery rhymes.
Metaphors are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way. Metaphors are a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining.
Unlike similes that use the words “as” or “like” to make a comparison, metaphors state that something is something else.
Read the statements that contain metaphors in italics. Then complete the statements that explain the metaphors.
1. Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net.
This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because __________.
a. He was very strong.b. He was very tall.c. He kept returning the balls.d. His body was made of cells.
2. We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such a hog.
Tammy was being compared to a hog because she __________.
a. looked like a hogb. ate like a hogc. smelled like a hogd. was as smart as a hog
3. Cindy was such a mule. We couldn’t get her to change her mind.
The metaphor compares Cindy to a mule because she was __________.
a. always eating oatsb. able to do hard workc. raised on a farmd. very stubborn
4. The poor rat didn’t have a chance. Our old cat, a bolt of lightning, caught his prey.
The cat was compared to a bolt of lightning because he was __________.
a. very fastb. very brightc. not fond of fleasd. very old
5. Even a child could carry my dog, Dogface, around for hours. He’s such a feather.
This metaphor implies that Dogface __________.
a. is not cuteb. looks like a birdc. is not heavyd. can fly
A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.
is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects (things, colors, qualities, or ideas).
For example: The window winked at me. The verb, wink, is a human action. A window is a non-living object.
Simile is a figure of speech, in which two things are directly compared. One simple trick to identify a simile is to find if the words 'as' or 'like' are used.
Laughs like a hyena
As agile as a monkey
As alike as two peas in a pod
As bald as a coot
As beautiful as nature
As big as a bus
As big as an elephant
As black as a sweep
As black as coal
Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep
As black as pitch
As blind as a bat
As blind as a mole
As bold as brass
As brave as a lion
An oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words: