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

    What is the rhyme scheme in this stanza?
    AABCB
    AACBC
    ABCDE
    AABBC
    AABCC
  • 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?
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
    Imagery
    Assonance
    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
    Father
    Work
    Quiet
    Sheets
  • 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 #3
    Line #6
    Line #4
    Line #2
    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 #1
    Line #4
    Line #2
    Line #5
    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?
    Personification
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
    Hyperbole
    Simile
  • 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
    Plain-Jane rhyme
    Slant rhyme
    Bad rhyme
  • 30
    "Billy bought a billion baby bottles." is an example of what type of figurative language?
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Alliteration
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia