Onomatopoeia - Words that mimic the sound they make e.g. BANG, WHOOSH, ZOOM, Personification - Using human characteristics to describe something non human e.g. the wind whispered, the flowers danced, Stanza - The grouping of lines that form a poem's structure, Simile - Comparing two things using 'like' or 'as' e.g. The cat's eyes were as blue as the sea, Alliteration - The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of neighbouring words e.g. Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Pepper, Poem - A piece of writing expressing feelings and ideas using rhythm and imagery e.g. haiku, sonnet, limerick, Metaphor - A figure speech used to refer to one thing by mentioning another for effect e.g. raining cats and dogs, "All the world's a stage" ,

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