Stylistic devices examples

Writing

Simile

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The students elected a formidable man who is as hard as nails to lead the reform on the school’s curriculum.   

Metaphor

Today, John returned from overseas accompanied by a blonde girl with toothpick legs . 

Personification

Hikers climbed out of the slippery bog to avoid slipping back, the gapping marsh below belched and vomited air loudly terrifying everyone.    

Alliteration

The man mercilessly maimed the martial artists and archers by blowing hot fire at them from his mouth.  

Descriptive Verb

Children shrieked and leaped at the fake snake that the cackling boy threw at their feet while the mother peered through a keyhole to see the cause of the screams.