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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 10 :: Alliteration by mcgovernt
Which is NOT an example of alliteration?
  1. Hannah's home has heat, hopefully.
  2. I like to kite at night.
  3. Larry's lizard likes leaping leopards.
  4. Mike's microphone made much music.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Which of the following is not an example of a hyperbole?
  1. My grandpa is older than dirt.
  2. If I don't get a new iPhone, I'll die!
  3. She's been my best friend forever.
  4. You were as brave as a lion.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Which of the following is not an example of a pun?
  1. Always trust a glue salesman. They tend to stick to their word.
  2. The grass is alway greener on the other side.
  3. I've been to the dentist many times so I know the drill.
  4. She had a photographic memory but never developed it.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Which of the following is NOT an example of assonance?
  1. Desire is what lights our fire.
  2. Joe told me to go and mow the yard.
  3. He went here and there and everywhere.
  4. Tom told the tiger to sit.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by ShellyWeeks15
"Your damnation does not slumber" is an example of:
  1. simile
  2. onomatopoeia
  3. personification
  4. oxymoron
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
Which of the following examples uses the figure of speech allusion?
  1. He was a tragic hero, just like Odysseus.
  2. The aroma of freshly cut roses drifted across the room.
  3. I have run a million miles today.
  4. The morning is a blank canvas, waiting for me to paint a new day.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. She felt the warm breeze caress her cheek.
  2. I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse.
  3. He was as fast as a cheetah.
  4. His bellowing voice shook the walls like the roar of Zeus.
Grade 10 :: Idiom by mcgovernt
Which one is an example of an idiom?
  1. Her eyes were smiling at me.
  2. The bride almost got cold feet on her wedding day.
  3. That candy is calling my name!
  4. It feels like the sun is melting me like a candle.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. The rain kept tapping on my shoulder.
  2. She is quiet as a mouse.
  3. He is like the Hulk when he gets angry.
  4. The stars shivered when the wind howled.
Grade 10 :: Idiom by mcgovernt
The idiom "you have a chip on your shoulder" means:
  1. you are holding a grudge
  2. you are a sloppy eater
  3. your shirt has a hole in the shoulder
  4. you are a mean person
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mcgovernt
Which of the following is not an example of an allusion?
  1. She transformed her backyard to look like the Garden of Eden.
  2. His wife was his Achilles' heel.
  3. He lies so much, I'm surprised his nose doesn't grow like Pinnochio's.
  4. We'll miss him so much because he was the best dog ever.
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