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Metaphors, Similes, Hyperboles, Idioms, & Onomatopeia.

Examples poets use to create poetry.

william ellis

on 23 May 2013

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Transcript of Metaphors, Similes, Hyperboles, Idioms, & Onomatopeia.

By, Peyton Ellis. Techniques Poets Use To Create Poetry. What Are Metaphors? Metaphors A metaphor Is a figure of speech, in which an implied comparison is made between to unlike things that actually have something important in common. The word metaphor it's self is a metaphor, coming from a Greek word meaning to transfer or carry across. Here is an example of a metaphor. What is an onomatopoeia? An onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like what it means. Kind of simple huh!? That was an onomatopoeia. It sounds like what it means right? Is life really a highway? No, that is a metaphor. Hyperbole What Is A Hyperbole? A hyperbole is an exaggeration or claim not meant to be taken literally. Onomatopoeia Here Is An Example of Hyperbole Simile What is a simile? A simile is a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another.
(Using like or as.) Example of A Simile Are you really a firework? No! that is just a simile. Notice she compared something using like. Would you really catch a grenade for someone? No. That is an exaggeration. Idiom What Is An Idiom? An idiom is a word or phrase which means what it says. Example Of A Idiom. He is saying an idiom by saying there is a tiger in my tank.
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