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?
    Hyperbole
    Onomatopoeia
    Repetition
    Alliteration
    Assonance
  • 2
    What type of figurative language shows a repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants?
    Assonance
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Personification
  • 3
    In a poem, when you have repetition of sounds at the ends of words in a line, we call this...
    Rhyme
    Poetry
    Imagery
    Assonance
    Personification
  • 4
    When poets use words that imitate sounds, what kind of figurative language are they using?
    Assonance
    Imagery
    Simile
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
  • 5
    What is the figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas?
    Pun
    Idiom
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Personification
  • 6
    This is the type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
    Imagery
    Simile
    Personification
  • 7
    What type of figurative language is used to create word pictures in the mind of the reader?
    Imagery
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Personification
    Idiom
  • 8
    This is a figure of speech in which something is compared directly to another object.
    Idiom
    Simile
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Pun
  • 9
    What type of figurative language is an extreme exaggeration of the truth?
    Simile
    Assonance
    Hyperbole
    Idiom
    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?
    Imagery
    Idiom
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Onomatopoeia
  • 11
    What do we call the type of figurative language that is a humorous play on words?
    Hyperbole
    Imagery
    Simile
    Personification
    Pun
  • 12
    "I work as a baker because I knead the dough," is an example of what?
    Onomatopoeia
    Imagery
    Pun
    Assonance
    Simile
  • 13
    "The silly students strategically study sideways," is an example of what?
    Hyperbole
    Assonance
    Alliteration
    Personification
    Metaphor
  • 14
    "The flowers danced around the lawn," is an example of what?
    Personification
    Pun
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Imagery
  • 15
    "Boom! Pop! Shablam!" are all examples of what?
    Alliteration
    Pun
    Simile
    Assonance
    Onomatopoeia
  • 16
    "The road was a ribbon of moonlight," is a good example of what?
    Simile
    Assonance
    Personification
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
  • 17
    "The thought hit me like a ton of bricks," is an example of what?
    Simile
    Onomatopoeia
    Pun
    Alliteration
    Assonance
  • 18
    "The cool, crisp air made the morning walk so much better," is an example of what?
    Pun
    Imagery
    Assonance
    Simile
    Personification
  • 19
    "Let's hit the road," is an example of what?
    Hyperbole
    Alliteration
    Idiom
    Metaphor
    Pun
  • 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?
    Pun
    Assonance
    Personification
    Alliteration
    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?
    ABCA
    ABCB
    ABCD
    ABAB
  • 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 ain’t enough!

    What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?
    AABBC
    AABCB
    AABCC
    ABCDE
    AACBC
  • 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 ain’t enough!

    What type of sound device is used in this stanza?
    Pun
    Imagery
    Onomatopoeia
    Assonance
    Alliteration
  • 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?
    Sheets
    Quiet
    Father
    His
    Work
  • 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 #3
    Line #2
    Line #4
    Line #1
  • 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 #5
    Line #1
    Line #2
    Line #4
    Line #3
  • 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?
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Onomatopoeia
    Personification
    Pun
  • 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
    Perfect rhyme
    Slant rhyme
    Bad rhyme
    Plain-Jane rhyme
  • 30
    "Billy bought a billion baby bottles." is an example of what type of figurative language?
    Onomatopoeia
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Pun
    Simile