“WORDS ARE PUT TOGETHER IN A SPECIAL WAY TO MAKE A MEANING CLEAR.”
The Writer’s Helpers: They add color and strong, visual imagery to prose. Let’s discuss nine of them:
3. Exaggeration (Hyperbole)
5. Onomatopoeia (pronounced on-o-mah-tow-pee-ya)
1. Alliteration: use of similar sounds within a single sentence. Gives a sense of rhythm or to convey a certain mood or feeling. Remember: Use sparingly!
2. Analogy: is a partial comparison between two very different things.
3. Exaggeration (Hyperbole): “bigger than life.” Expanding on what is norm.
4. Metaphor: implies a likeness between two people or things, even though it is clear that they are not the same. Eg. The man was as tall as a mountain.
5. Onomatopoeia: big word that means to translate sounds we hear into vocal language by reproducing the sounds into words. Eg. aft, bow-wow, moo, swish, thump
6. Oxymoron: links two things together that seem opposites. Eg. The ice burned his lips.
7. Personification: used to give human qualities to objects or animals.
8. Pun: double meaning words. Often words that have the same vocal sound but different spellings are used interchangeably.
9. Simile: sister to the metaphor above. Whereas a metaphor implies likeness, the simile comes right out and says that one thing is another.