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a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings
a) synonym b) oxymoron c) metaphor d) euphemism
the use of the same words or group of words in poetry
a) rhythm b) rhyme c) repetition d) stress
making reference to someone or something famous
a) allusion b) alliteration c) onomatopoiea d) oxymoron
repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of words
a) alliteration b) metaphor c) allusion d) oxymoron
giving human characteristics to something that is nonhuman
a) personification b) oxymoron c) hyperbole d) allusion
a comparison without using like or as
a) personification b) metaphor c) simile d) onomatopoiea
extreme exaggeration
a) hyperbole b) simile c) metaphor d) oxymoron
comparison between two things using like or as
a) metaphor b) simile c) alliteration d) hyperbole
the use of words that sound more pleasing
a) alliteration b) metaphor c) euphemism d) personification
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a) metaphor b) euphemism c) oxymoron d) alliteration
Allie’s cell phone dropped into the toilet like a falling star.
a) metaphor b) simile c) personification d) alliteration
The detective listened to her tales with a wooden face.
a) alliteration b) simile c) oxymoron d) metaphor
Her eyes were fireflies.
a) personification b) metaphor c) onomatopoiea d) rhyme
Charlie gazed hopelessly at the endless pile of bills stretching across the counter.
a) hyperbole b) allusion c) personification d) metaphor
Money is the only friend that I can count on.
a) simile b) personification c) hyperbole d) metaphor
Traci Turnblad tripped over three tough tree trunks.
a) personification b) rhythm c) alliteration d) euphemism
The senior citizens couples want to spend their golden ages traveling the world.
a) personification b) euphemism c) metaphor d) alliteration
Peggy heard the last piece of cheesecake in the refrigerator calling her name.
a) euphemism b) simile c) metaphor d) personification
The typical teenage boy’s room is a disaster area.
a) simile b) metaphor c) oxymoron d) euphemism
Toby manipulated the people in his life as though they were chess pieces
a) metaphor b) simile c) personification d) oxymoron
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