SimilesLet’s use this example to understand what a simile is: A simile is a phrase that uses a comparison to describe. For example,...January 8, 2016
IdiomsWhat’s an Idiom? Broadly speaking, an idiom is a widely used phrase that, when taken as a whole, has a particular meaning that...January 6, 2016
MetaphorsA 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...November 13, 2015
HyperboleHyperbole (hi-PER-buh-lee) is language that is obviously exaggerated and not meant to be taken literally. Writers often use...October 26, 2015
OnomatopoeiaBoom! Crunch! Pop! Onomato . . . what? Hard to spell but easy to use, an onomatopoeia (ahn-uh-mat-uh-PEE-uh) is a word that...October 20, 2015
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