Use this handout to review figurative language in Jacqueline Woodson's Locomotion. Defintions and examples of alliteration, allusions, metaphor, simile, personification, parallelism, repetition, irony, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia are illustrated in the exercise. This is a nice review of these literary terms. I would, however, emphasize why the author used these terms. Did it set the mood, develop the character, help to set up the conflict, or some other reason?