Alliteration : The repetition of beginning consonant sounds. Ex. Might Men make money from movies.
Imagery/Sensory Language : Language that appeals to the senses. Pictures are created in the readers’ minds by appealing to the sense of sight. Images can also appeal to hearing, touch, taste, and smell.
Metaphor : A comparison between two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another thing. Ex. My mother’s smile is a ray of sunshine.
Personification : A figure of speech in which a non-human thing or quality is talked about as if it were human. Ex. The trees fingers combed through my hair as the wind blew.
Onomatopoeia : The use of words with sounds that echo their sense. Ex. Buzz, bang, clickety-clack, hiss
Simile : A comparison between two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”. Ex. The moths streamed toward the light like leaves in the wind.
Hyperbole: Intentional use of exaggeration not meant to be taken literally. Ex. The exciting news sent me to the moon.
Internal rhyme vs. End rhyme : Internal rhyme is when the rhyme occurs in the middle of a sentence and rhymes with a word at the end of the same sentence or in the middle of another sentence. End rhyme occurs when the end of one sentence rhymes with another sentence.