onomatopoeia
-Examples: Hiss, buzz, bang, zip, pop, sizzle, crash, splash, drip, bam, clank, clap, clatter, screech, thud, oink, purr, beep, ring
-Non-examples: hug, bug, flip, sip, clutter

hyperbole
-Examples: I am so hungry i could eat a horse. This backpack weighs a ton.
-Non-examples: This house was big. This book is heavy.

alliteration
-Examples: Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers
-Non-examples: The fat cat sat wearing a brand new hat.

simile
-Examples: She is as happy as a lamb. He sleeps like a log.
-Non-examples: My son is the light of my life. The test was a piece of cake.

metaphor
-Examples: Sally is feeling blue today. Aiden is the apple of my eye.
-Non-examples: John is as cute as a button. The little boy is as happy as a clam.

idioms
-Examples: Beating around the bush, Raining cats and dogs, Break a leg, hit the hay, under the weather
-Non-examples: *I have a million things to do.

personification
-Examples: The tree danced in the wind. The stars dance in the night sky.
-Non-examples: The wind was blowing. The stars were shining bright.

assonance
-Examples: Do you like blues?, the /u:/ (“0″/”ou”/”ue”sound) is repeated within the sentence. A spoon is a tool you can use to dig a tomb.
-Non-examples: *Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers

lyric
-Examples: “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” “I feel alright, I’m gonna take on the world. Light up the stars I’ve got some pages to turn….”
-Non-examples:I LOVE PUPPIES!!!!!

meter
-Examples: Whose words these are I think I know his house is in the village though
-Non-examples: none

stanza
-Examples: The willow is like an etching fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch hardly worth to be signed.
-Non-examples: none

rhyme
-Examples: tree, bee, knee
-Non-examples: flag, bug, jump

consonance
-Examples: Roses are pink, I like to eat a link, Doesn’t it make you think?
-Non-examples: I love the sea look at that tree

irony
-Examples: 98 years old wins the lottery and dies the same day
-Non-examples: Kid gets on a bus after kissing his mom, bus blows up

oxymoron
-Examples: freezing fire; dry ice; icy hot
-Non-examples-burning fire

allegory
-Examples: US President = entire US
-Non-examples: none