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personification: An inanimate object is given human qualities. (The smiling sun)

onomatopoeia: A word of sounding like what it represents. (The buzzing bee)

metaphor: A comparison without using 'like' or 'as' (life is a journey)

simile: One thing is compared to another, using 'like' or 'as'. (the carpet, like matted fur, lay on the ground)

oxymoron: Two words with opposing meanings are used together for effect. (A deafening silence)

alliteration: The repetition of consonants at the beginning of two or more words immediately after each other. (The Pretty Princess Poured Peach juice into the jug)

hyperbole: Deliberate exaggeration. (They lived a million miles away from us)

pun: A play on words. (having my hair cut is only a fringe benefit)

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