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?
  • 2
    What type of figurative language shows a repetition of vowel sounds followed by different consonants?
  • 3
    In a poem, when you have repetition of sounds at the ends of words in a line, we call this...

  • 4
    When poets use words that imitate sounds, what kind of figurative language are they using?
  • 5
    What is the figure of speech in which like or as is used to make a comparison between two basically unlike ideas?
  • 6
    This is the type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is given human characteristics.

  • 7
    What type of figurative language is used to create word pictures in the mind of the reader?
  • 8
    This is a figure of speech in which something is compared directly to another object.
  • 9
    What type of figurative language is an extreme exaggeration of the truth?
  • 10
    What type of figurative language is it when authors DO NOT mean for the phrase or words they use to be taken literally?

  • 11
    What do we call the type of figurative language that is a humorous play on words?
  • 12
    "I work as a baker because I knead the dough," is an example of what?
  • 13
    "The silly students strategically study sideways," is an example of what?
  • 14
    "The flowers danced around the lawn," is an example of what?
  • 15
    "Boom! Pop! Shablam!" are all examples of what?
  • 16
    "The road was a ribbon of moonlight," is a good example of what?

  • 17
    "The thought hit me like a ton of bricks," is an example of what?
  • 18
    "The cool, crisp air made the morning walk so much better," is an example of what?
  • 19
    "Let's hit the road," is an example of what?
  • 20
    "I am so tired that I could die," is an example of what?

  • 21
    "How now, brown cow?" is an example of what?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 30
    "Billy bought a billion baby bottles." is an example of what type of figurative language?

Comments (106)

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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
this is hard. I got 13/30
1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
Im bored. Very very very bored
Hows life?
1740 days ago
make sure you study
1740 days ago
I got a lot of them wrong
1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
not fooling around
1740 days ago
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1740 days ago
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