Literary devices by Jackson Schaefer

Literary devices by Jackson Schaefer

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  • Simile
  • I'm faster than a cheetah.
  • Race me then
  • Metaphor
  • The world is my stage.
  • Hyperbole
  • I'm so hungry that I could eat a horse.
  • Comparison of two things using "like" or "as"
  • Alliteration
  • Sally sells seashells down by the sea shore
  • Comparison of two things essentially different, but with some commonalities. These do not include like or as
  • Personification
  • A purposeful exaggeration which stretches the truth.
  • Onomatopeia
  • Boom!  Crash! Bang!
  • The repetition of initial consonant sounds used to emphasize and link words
  • Human qualities attributed to an animal, object, or item
  • The trees danced in the wind
  • The use of words that imitate sounds
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