compares how two things are similar using the words like, as, or than
He is as fast as a racecar.
is an obvious exaggeration which is often humorous
We ran for ever before we reached the beach.
is the repetition of the first consonant sound in a group of words which creates a musical effect
Baby baboons bash bananas with big bangs.
is an indirect comparison between2 things that usually include the words is, was, or were
My dad is stronger than an ox.
is a license to give life to a non living thing
The angry ocean attacked the ship.
a word that imitates sound
The river roared.