Uses the words "like" or "as" to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.
States a fact or draws a verbal picture by the use of comparison.
A repetition of the same initial letter, sound, or group of sounds in a series of words. Includes tongue twisters.
A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.
The use of a word to describe or imitate a natural sound or the sound made by an object or an action.
An exaggeration that is so dramatic that no one would believe the statement is true. Tall tales.
Peculiar to itself either grammatically or in having a meaning that cannot be derived from the conjoined meanings of its elements.
An expression that has been used so often that it has become trite and sometimes boring.