definition: hyperbole means a exaggeration statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Example: I'm so hungry I can eat a horse.
Definition: onomatopoeia means he formation of a word from a sound association with what is named. Example: I heard a splash of water at the water park.
Definition: personification means to give a human form to a object or a animal. Example: he runs as fast as a car.
Definition: allusion means an expression to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. Example: he is like Leonardo da Vinci because he paints good pictures.
Definition: simile means a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind. Example: my feet are ice blocks.
Definition: metaphor means a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Example: she is a walking dictionary.
Definition: idiom means a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words. Example: I am as cool as a cucumber.