Dr. Seuss Literary Terms

Abbi Hartranft & Olivia Spahr

Definitions and Examples of Literary Terms.

Consonance - Repetition of internal or ending consonant sounds of words close together in poetry.

Example of Consonance - Look, Nook, Hook, Book, Cook


Personification- The author gives human qualities to an object or animal.

Example of Personification- A fish has a car


Characterization- The process authors use to develop characters and create images of the characters for the audience.

Example- Some have 2 feet, some have 4, some have 6 or more.


Onomatopoeia- It is a word that mimics the sound of the object or action it refers to.

Example- Bump! Bump! Bump!


Simile- Compares two things by using the words like or as

Example- This one is quiet as a mouse.

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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish By Dr. Seuss Part 1