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?
    Repetition
    Hyperbole
    Assonance
    Alliteration
    Onomatopoeia
  • 2
    What type of figurative language shows a repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants?
    Alliteration
    Metaphor
    Pun
    Personification
    Assonance
  • 3
    In a poem, when you have repetition of sounds at the ends of words in a line, we call this...
    Imagery
    Poetry
    Assonance
    Personification
    Rhyme
  • 4
    When poets use words that imitate sounds, what kind of figurative language are they using?
    Alliteration
    Simile
    Imagery
    Onomatopoeia
    Assonance
  • 5
    What is the figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas?
    Personification
    Metaphor
    Idiom
    Pun
    Simile
  • 6
    This is the type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.
    Simile
    Pun
    Imagery
    Onomatopoeia
    Personification
  • 7
    What type of figurative language is used to create word pictures in the mind of the reader?
    Personification
    Imagery
    Idiom
    Metaphor
    Pun
  • 8
    This is a figure of speech in which something is compared directly to another object.
    Pun
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Alliteration
    Idiom
  • 9
    What type of figurative language is an extreme exaggeration of the truth?
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    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?
    Onomatopoeia
    Idiom
    Metaphor
    Imagery
    Pun
  • 11
    What do we call the type of figurative language that is a humorous play on words?
    Imagery
    Simile
    Personification
    Hyperbole
    Pun
  • 12
    "I work as a baker because I knead the dough," is an example of what?
    Assonance
    Simile
    Imagery
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
  • 13
    "The silly students strategically study sideways," is an example of what?
    Alliteration
    Personification
    Metaphor
    Hyperbole
    Assonance
  • 14
    "The flowers danced around the lawn," is an example of what?
    Personification
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Imagery
    Pun
  • 15
    "Boom! Pop! Shablam!" are all examples of what?
    Alliteration
    Simile
    Pun
    Onomatopoeia
    Assonance
  • 16
    "The road was a ribbon of moonlight," is a good example of what?
    Metaphor
    Simile
    Hyperbole
    Assonance
    Personification
  • 17
    "The thought hit me like a ton of bricks," is an example of what?
    Simile
    Onomatopoeia
    Alliteration
    Assonance
    Pun
  • 18
    "The cool, crisp air made the morning walk so much better," is an example of what?
    Imagery
    Personification
    Pun
    Assonance
    Simile
  • 19
    "Let's hit the road," is an example of what?
    Hyperbole
    Idiom
    Metaphor
    Alliteration
    Pun
  • 20
    "I am so tired that I could die," is an example of what?
    Hyperbole
    Simile
    Pun
    Personification
    Assonance
  • 21
    "How now, brown cow?" is an example of what?
    Personification
    Assonance
    Pun
    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 aint enough!

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