Definitions
Examples from Poems
Examples from Music
Examples from Music 2
What is being compared?

100

a figure of speech that compares two things by using the words "like" or "as"
What is a simile?

100

"the sizzle of conversation" - You Can't Write a Poem About McDonalds What is "sizzle" an example of?
What is an onomatopoeia?

100

What is this an example of? You change your mind like a girl changes clothes — “Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry
What is a simile?

100

What is this an example of? Pop! Six! Squish! — “Cell Block Tango,” Chicago The Musical
What is onomatopoeia?

100

What is being compared? The clouds are balls of cotton.
What is clouds and cotton balls?

200

the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of each or most of the words in a sentence
What is alliteration?

200

What is "her fingers thin as french fries" an example of? - You Can't Write a Poem About McDonalds
What is alliteration?

200

What is this an example of? My heart’s a stereo —“Stereo Hearts,” Gym Class Heroes
What is a metaphor?

200

What is this an example of? I've been looking for someone to shed some light — “A Way Back Into Love,” Hugh Grant
What is an alliteration?

200

What is being compared? Her hair was as soft as a spider web.
What is hair and a spider web?

300

a word that sounds exactly or almost exactly like the thing that is represents
What is an onomatopoeia?

300

You were gone like last week's paychecks for this week's bills - You Were Gone What is this an example of?
What is simile?

300

What is this an example of? Now you probably get this picture from my public persona — “Hailie’s Song,” Eminem
What is an alliteration?

300

What is this an example of? When the city sleeps/ And I'm the only one and I walk alone — “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day
What is personification?

300

What is being compared? “Food?” Chris inquired, popping out of his seat like a toaster strudel.
What is Chris and a toaster strudel?

400

a figure of speech that compares two unlike things
What is a metaphor?

400

He comes gusting out of the house the screen door a thunderclap behind him. What device is used in Spring Storm?
What is a metaphor?

400

What is this an example of? And the party goes boom boom boom — “Boom Boom,” Justice Crew
What is onomatopoeia?

400

What is this an example of? All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus — “Circus,” Britney Spears
What is a simile?

400

What is being compared? Each blade of grass was a tiny bayonet pointed firmly at our bare feet.
What is blades of grass and bayonets?

500

giving human qualities or actions to a non-human or non-living thing
What is personification?

500

The four-legged beast squats, stationary. Its back, arched toward heaven invites me.... What device does an object poem use?
What is personification?

500

What is this an example of? So bright the sun is ashamed to rise and be/ In love with all of these vampires — “The Sharpest Lives,” My Chemical Romance
What is personification?

500

What is this an example of? If my heart was a compass you'd be north… If my heart was a house you'd be home —“If My Heart Was a House,” Owl City
What is a metaphor?

500

What is being compared? Toby manipulated the people in his life as though they were chess pieces.
What is the people in his life and chess pieces?