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Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things without using
the words like or as.

Example- That skater is a real roadrunner / Beth is a night owl. /You're an early bird


Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things and uses the word like or as.
Example- A cold lemonade is as refreshing as a dip in the pool.


…As bald as a badger
As bald as a coot
As beautiful as nature
As big as a boat
As big as a bus
As big as an elephant
As black as a sweep
As black as coal

He slept like a log

He eats like a bird


Idiom: An idiom is a word that is used in a way that is different from its usual dictionary
meaning.

Examples- Tim and Lisa ironed out their problems. In this sentence ironed out means solved.


Alliteration: Alliteration is the use of the same consonant at the beginning of each
stressed syllable in a line of verse; "around the rock the ragged rascal ran"

Don't delay dawns disarming display.
Dusk demands daylight .
Dewdrops dwell delicately
drawing dazzling delight .

				
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