Literary Terms

  • Literary Terms


    Simile - comparing two things using like or as

    Muhammed Ali floated like a butterfly.

    Onomatopoeia - a word that represents a sound




    Hyperbole - a huge exaggeration

    I had to walk a million miles to get to the store.


    Metaphors - comparing two things without using like or as

    The snow was a blanket covering the field.


    Personification - giving an object a human quality

    The wind whispered in the moonlight.


    Alliteration - repeating a consonant sound in a sentence

    The gentle giant joked as we joined the gym class.


    Assonance - repeating a vowel sound throughout a sentence

    The fox in the box held some locks and two socks.