Similes
Similes
Let’s use this example to understand what a simile is: A simile is a phrase that uses a comparison to describe. For example, “life” can...
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Idioms
Idioms
What’s an Idiom? Broadly speaking, an idiom is a widely used phrase that, when taken as a whole, has a particular meaning that you would...
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Metaphors
Metaphors
A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea...
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Hyperbole
Hyperbole
Hyperbole (hi-PER-buh-lee) is language that is obviously exaggerated and not meant to be taken literally. Writers often use hyperbole for emphasis or to be funny....
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Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia
Boom! Crunch! Pop! Onomato . . . what? Hard to spell but easy to use, an onomatopoeia (ahn-uh-mat-uh-PEE-uh) is a word that sounds like what...
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