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Literary Devices

TermDefinitionExample
Onomatopeia The sound of the word imitates the actual sound hiss, zoom, scratch. purr
Personification Applying animal or human attributes to inanimate objects The fog comes like little cat feet and sits lurking over the harbor
Simile A comparison where one thing is said to be LIKE or AS another Joy is like rain
Allliteration A series of words that begin with the same sound The snake slithered slowly
Metaphor A comparison where one thing is said to BE another Her eyes were pools of liquid gold
Created by: halliemae