The repetition of the initial sounds (usually consonants).
Babbling babies bounce blue balloons
A musical feel in a poem
Unpleasant sounds of harsh letters or syllables used in poetry for effect. Used the constants b,k,c,p which sound harsh.
Crawling, sprawling, breaching spokes of stone,
Harmony or beauty of sound achieved not only by the selection of individual word-sounds, but also by their relationship in the repetition, proximity, and flow of sound patterns.
Show Don't Tell
A phrase that is an extereme exaggeration of what you actually mean.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
I was so embarrassed I could die.
My mom is ALWAYS on my case.
A phrase that compares to things using the words like or as.
The cat was like a bullet racing through the house.
A phrase that compares two very different things WITHOUT using like or as. A phrase that says that one thing is the same as another even though they are different.
Her voice was honey.
The teacher stared daggers at the student.
Comparing a non-living thing to a human. Saying a non=human thing can do human things.
The wind sang.
The blanket hugged.
Writing a sound as a word.