Figurative Language Test

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  • 1
    What do you call it when you use any element of language (a sound, a word, a phrase, a sentence) more than once for emphasis?
    Onomatopoeia
    Repetition
    Assonance
    Hyperbole
    Alliteration
  • 2
    What type of figurative language shows a repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants?
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Assonance
    Personification
  • 3
    In a poem, when you have repetition of sounds at the ends of words in a line, we call this...
    Assonance
    Personification
    Imagery
    Poetry
    Rhyme
  • 4
    When poets use words that imitate sounds, what kind of figurative language are they using?
    Onomatopoeia
    Simile
    Imagery
    Assonance
    Alliteration
  • 5
    What is the figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas?
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Idiom
    Pun
    Personification
  • 6
    This is the type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
    Imagery
    Personification
    Simile
  • 7
    What type of figurative language is used to create word pictures in the mind of the reader?
    Personification
    Idiom
    Imagery
    Pun
    Metaphor
  • 8
    This is a figure of speech in which something is compared directly to another object.
    Simile
    Idiom
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Pun
  • 9
    What type of figurative language is an extreme exaggeration of the truth?
    Idiom
    Assonance
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Pun
  • 10
    What type of figurative language is it when authors DO NOT mean for the phrase or words they use to be taken literally?
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Imagery
    Onomatopoeia
    Idiom
  • 11
    What do we call the type of figurative language that is a humorous play on words?
    Pun
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Personification
    Imagery
  • 12
    "I work as a baker because I knead the dough," is an example of what?
    Simile
    Imagery
    Assonance
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
  • 13
    "The silly students strategically study sideways," is an example of what?
    Hyperbole
    Personification
    Assonance
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
  • 14
    "The flowers danced around the lawn," is an example of what?
    Personification
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Imagery
    Pun
  • 15
    "Boom! Pop! Shablam!" are all examples of what?
    Simile
    Pun
    Assonance
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
  • 16
    "The road was a ribbon of moonlight," is a good example of what?
    Simile
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Assonance
    Hyperbole
  • 17
    "The thought hit me like a ton of bricks," is an example of what?
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
    Assonance
    Alliteration
    Simile
  • 18
    "The cool, crisp air made the morning walk so much better," is an example of what?
    Assonance
    Personification
    Simile
    Imagery
    Pun
  • 19
    "Let's hit the road," is an example of what?
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Idiom
    Hyperbole
    Alliteration
  • 20
    "I am so tired that I could die," is an example of what?
    Simile
    Pun
    Hyperbole
    Personification
    Assonance
  • 21
    "How now, brown cow?" is an example of what?
    Assonance
    Pun
    Alliteration
    Personification
    Hyperbole
  • 22
    Red, black or orange,
    Yellow or white,
    We all look the same
    When we turn off the light

    What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?
    ABAB
    ABCA
    ABCD
    ABCB
  • 23
    He was almost there, when CRASH! SMASH! BASH!
    He slid down and mashed into engine hash
    On the rocks below . . . which just goes to show
    If the track is tough and the hill is rough,
    THINKING you can just aint enough!

    What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?
    AABCC
    AABBC
    ABCDE
    AACBC
    AABCB
  • 24
    He was almost there, when CRASH! SMASH! BASH!
    He slid down and mashed into engine hash
    On the rocks below . . . which just goes to show
    If the track is tough and the hill is rough,
    THINKING you can just aint enough!

    What type of sound device is used in this stanza?
    Imagery
    Assonance
    Onomatopoeia
    Alliteration
    Pun
  • 25
    My father lies black and hushed
    Beneath white hospital sheets
    He collapsed at work
    His iron left him
    Slow and quiet he sank

    Which one of these words proves that this stanza contains imagery?
    His
    Quiet
    Work
    Sheets
    Father
  • 26
    The ginkgo forces its way through gray concrete;
    Like a city child, it grows up in the street.
    Thrust against the metal sky,
    Somehow it survives and even thrives.
    My eyes feast upon the willow,
    But my heart goes to the ginkgo

    Which line of this stanza contains a simile?
    Line #6
    Line #4
    Line #1
    Line #3
    Line #2
  • 27
    A head or tail - which does he lack?
    I think his forward's coming back!
    He lives on carrots, leeks, and hay;
    He starts to yawn - it takes all day
    Some time I think I'll live that way.

    What line can you find a hyperbole in?
    Line #4
    Line #1
    Line #3
    Line #5
    Line #2
  • 28
    The waves beside them danced; but they
    Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

    What type of figurative language is shown is these two lines of a poem?
    Simile
    Pun
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Onomatopoeia
  • 29
    I just want to hold you
    Where we can stay forever
    You can be sure
    That it can only get better

    What type of rhyme can be seen in this excerpt from "No One" by Alicia Keys?
    Internal rhyme
    Slant rhyme
    Perfect rhyme
    Bad rhyme
    Plain-Jane rhyme
  • 30
    "Billy bought a billion baby bottles." is an example of what type of figurative language?
    Pun
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
    Simile
    Metaphor