Figures of Speech

All the Truth That's in Me -Julie Berry

Metaphor - comparing two or more unlike things NOT using like or as.

"I open my eyes and stand. He steps back. The hawk afraid of its mouse, the bear afraid of its trout" (53).

Simile - comparing two or more unlike things USING like or as.

"There is a sound like a pebble dropped down a well" (67).

Personification - when animal, objects, or an idea is given human qualities or characteristics

"The fear that clenched my stomach never grew easier to bear for its familiarity" (90).

Simile - comparing two or more unlike things USING like or as

"I hear a rustle behind me. I creep back to see, plying my way through willow branches like a swimmer" (75).