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metaphors - Impossible comparisons that claim to be true (for example, 'The man's eyes were burning with anger.')., similes - Comparisons that use 'like' or 'as' to compare someone or something with something else (such as, 'The vampire had teeth like daggers.')., onomatopoeia - It helps the reader picture the scene or feel the atmosphere by using sound (words sound like the sound they describe - 'pop' or 'bang'.)., alliteration - Repetition of the same sound at the start of several words, as in 'the rapidly rushing river'., pathetic fallacy - Technique in wchich natural things, like the weather, are given human emotions ('The wind harassed the boy in the parking lot.')., personification - It describes objects, animals or abstract nouns in an interesting way by giving them human characteristics ('Fear crept through the streets.'). ,

Elements of Descriptive Writing

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