Glossary

Alliteration

When a series of words close to each other start or contain the same sound. An example is, 'The boy crept carefully along the corridor'. 

Metaphor

When you use something to represent something else as part of a description. An example is, 'His eyes were awash with an ocean of emotions'.

Simile

When you use something as a comparison with something else as part of a description. The comparison is normally made using the words like or as. An example is, 'He was as quiet as a mouse'.

Symbolism

When a thing represents something else. An example might be using darkness to represent a secret, something hidden, or evil.

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