Personification is the attribution of human characteristics to something that is non-human.Ex) "After a long day of hard work, I could hear my paints calling me."
Synecdoche is when a closely related idea is used to represent the idea as a wholeEx) "After my shopping trip, I was excited to go to school and show off my new threads the next day."
A symbol is when an object or sign is used to represent an abstract idea.Ex) "The stars aligned perfectly the night that Abby and Dustin met. These two would go on to spend the rest of their lives together; destiny was at work."
A simile is the comparison of two things through the use of the words like or as.Ex) "Ashley's tears flowed like a waterfall when she fell and cut her leg on a rock."
Onomatopoeia is the use of words associated with sounds. Ex) "All that could be heard around the track was the rhythmic thud, thud, thud of johns sneakers."