Rhyme example: When every distance is too far, when all we hope for is a par, when 'wallowing; becomes 'to bathe', that's when the peasants will turn to czars.
Alliteration example: When i nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping...
Onomatopoeia example: And ere three shrill notes the pipe uttered, You head is if an army muttered; and the muttering grew to a grumbling; and the grumbling grew to a mighty rumbling; and out of the houses the rate cam tumbling.
Simile example: Looks like a mud puddle in the sky and smells like mouldy leather. It sounds like a giant's stomach grumbling and feels like turning inside out.
Metaphor example: A head like a snake, a neck like a drake. As straight as beam, as fast as a bream. A foot like a cat, a tail like a rat. As graceful as a horse, as powerful as G-force.
Hyperbole example: Oh, I'm Dirty Dan, the world's dirtiest man. I never have taken a shower. I can't see my shirt- it's so covered with dirt and my ears have enough to grow flowers.
Personification example: "... the moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, i pursued nature to her hiding-places.
Symbolism example: Crossing alone the nighted ferry, With the one coin for fee, Whom, on the wharf of Lethe waiting, Count you to find? Not me.
Imagery example: Let us go then, you and I, When the evening is spread out against the sky, Like a patient etherised upon a table; Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets, The muttering retreats. Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels, And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells.
Free Verse example: Some kind of attraction that is neither, Animal, vegetable, nor mineral, a power not. Solar, fusion, or magnetic And it is all in my head that I could see into his And find myself sitting there.
Allusion example: The problem with love this days is that society has taught the human race to stare at people with their eyes rather than their souls.
Rhythm example: Two holds, both a in nity, In Ve, where we lay our scene, From cient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes, A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life