My Academic Words

Created by Sheyanne Rodriguez

Figures of Speech

ex:" This video game is a lot tougher than I thought it would be."

-Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Allusion

ex: Her eyelashes are as long as Tweety Bird's.

Hyperbole

"Rodrick's in some hot water with mom right now."

-Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Foreshadowing

"If I don't want to move how come I'm stuck packing."

-Mallory on the Move

Flashback

"I used to have a neighbor, a sleek and thoughtful seal, who could balance a ball on her nose from dawn till dusk."

- The One and Only Ivan

Assonance

"NO FAIR!" I stamp my foot. "Cheeseburger and I have to share a room.

- Mallory on the Move

Diction

"Its's hard to feel blue when I'm with you!" But I do feel blue.

- Mallory on the Move