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How dreary to be Somebody! How public - like a Frog! simile
To an admiring Bog! metaphor
maggie and milly and molly and may alliteration
The garbage reached across the state, from New York to the Golden Gate. hyperbole
I am of the earth She is my mother personification
As the sun rises... to warm personification
Kitchen floor squeaks onomatopoeia
Stars are great drops of golden dew metaphor
If my father were alive, he would play his accordion and sway like a boat simile
A tutor who tooted the flute Tried to tutor two tooters to toot. Said the two to the tutor, "Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two tooters to toot?" alliteration, onomatopoeia
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak... hyperbole
potato peelings alliteration
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout alliteration
At last the garbage reached so high That finally it touched the sky. hyperbole
prune pits, peach pits alliteration
...we saw him, dim and gray, Like a a shadow against the curtain of falling flakes simile, alliteration
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, paddling and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul sledges of cornwood for drying through spring and summer alliteration
All summer you mowed the grass in meadow and hayfield, the mowing machine clacketing beside you, while the sun walked high in the morning onomatopoeia, personification
... and in winter frost heaved your bones in the ground - old toilers, soil makers: O Roger, Mackerel, Riley, Ned, Nellie, Chester, Lady Ghost metaphor, allusion
the sleek slim deer alliteration, assonance
the red rare deer alliteration
softer be they than slippered sleep alliteration
my heart fell dead before personification
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head simile
Arithmetic is seven eleven all good children go to heaven metaphor; assonance
Fleeter be they than dappled dreams the swift sweet deer the red rare deer. assonance
Created by: ladymacbeth1027