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Figurative Language Questions - All Grades

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Grade 6 Idiom
"It's raining cats and dogs," is an idiom that means it is raining
  1. a lot.
  2. tomorrow.
  3. cats and dogs.
  4. under the bridge.
Grade 4 Poetic Devices
Poetry is a type of writing that uses figurative language to
  1. create images and ideas.
  2. appeal to the five senses.
  3. appeal to emotions.
  4. all of the above
Grade 6 Poetic Devices CCSS: CCRA.R.5, RL.6.5
What do the following stanzas have in common?

There was a dog named Cat.
He always wore a blue hat.

People made fun of him,
so he changed his name to Jim.
  1. They both have internal rhyme schemes
  2. They both contain examples of alliteration
  3. They both have external rhyme schemes
  4. They both contain examples of onomatopoeia
Grade 6 Figurative Language
Grade 6 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Metaphor
Metaphor differs chiefly from simile in that metaphor
  1. is used to describe non-human objects in the natural world.
  2. contains many layers of significance.
  3. does not use an explicit comparative word such as like or as.
  4. may be extended over many lines of verse.
Grade 10 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5
Which of the following is an example of situational irony?
  1. A rich man squanders his money and must rely on charity.
  2. A father uses harsh words to ridicule his son.
  3. A little girl names her white cat "Midnight."
  4. A tired mother, expecting a mess, comes home to a disaster area.
Grade 5 Figurative Language
Grade 8 Figurative Language
I am so thirsty, that my throat is as dry as a bone.
  1. alliteration
  2. personification
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Grade 3 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.3.4
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