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DescriptionFigure of SpeechExample
a comparison of two unlike objects; does NOT use LIKE or ASYour eyes are diamonds.
a comparison of two unlike objects; USES LIKE or ASYour eyes are like diamonds.
a large exaggerationThere were a thousand people at my party.
giving an non-human thing human qualitiesThe stars reached down from the sky.
words that sound like their meaningWe watched the BLIP on the computer monitor.
a series of words that begin with the same letterPeter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
a common expression used to mean something elseHe let the cat out of the bag.

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