Metaphors Definition from wordcentral.com : a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a similarity between them (as in the ship plows the sea) Definition from dictionary.com : a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
Simile Definition of a simile at wordcentral.com: a figure of speech in which things different in kind or quality are compared by the use of the word like or as (as in eyes like stars Definition of a simile at dictionary.com: a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose”
Definition of hyperbole at wordcentral.com: extravagant exaggeration used to emphasize a point <"mile-high ice cream cones" is an example of hyperbole>Definition of hyperbole dictionary.com: an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”
Onomatopoeia Definition from wordcentral.com: 1 : the naming of a thing or action by imitation of natural sounds (as "buzz" or "hiss") ALSO, the use of words whose sound suggests the sense Definition from dicitonary.com: the formation of which, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boo m, by imitation of a sound made by or associated with its referent.
Personification Definition of personification from www.imschools.org/cms/Units/Poetry/pers onif.htm: Personification is giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects. Definition of Personification from lifestyle.iloveindia.com/lounge/personific ation-examples-2848.html: Personification is the act of attributing human traits and qualities to inanimate objects
Alliteration Definition at wordcentral.com: the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more neighboring words (as in wild and woolly or a babbling brook) Definition at dictionary.com: the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group (consonantal alliteration), as in from stem to stern, or with a vowel sound that may differ from syllable to syllable (vocalic alliteration),
Idioms Definition at wordcentral.com: an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but must be learned as a whole <the expression "give way," meaning "retreat," is an idiom> Definition at dictionary.com: an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its constituent elements, as kick the bucket or hang ones head, or from the general grammatical rules of a language, as the table round for the round table, and that is not a constituent of a larger expression of like characteristics.