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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Figurative Language Questions

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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 :: Figurative Language by ewillfury3
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 :: Figurative Language by bonifaygator
Which of the following is an example of antithesis?
  1. This is not the first time I asked you to clean your room.
  2. All the world's a stage.
  3. She is superficial to the core.
  4. To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. The aroma of grandma's chicken soup filled the room with warmth.
  2. The stars blinked at me from above.
  3. I'm as hungry as a horse.
  4. That girl is so strong, I think she might be from the planet Krypton.
Grade 10 :: Poetic Devices by october11wood
Which of the following does NOT describe lyric poetry?
  1. any poem meant to be sung to a lyre
  2. brief, imaginative, melodic poem
  3. a poem told in a fervent, structured expression
  4. tells a story
  5. given in first person
Grade 10 :: Simile by kanance
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. The moon smiled down on the sleepy town.
  2. Her smile was like the Mona Lisa's.
  3. Her smile lit up the whole room like rays of sunshine.
  4. The book babbled to the deer as they took a drink.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by zz1989
Which sentence is an example of a metaphor from The Fog Horn by Ray Bradbury?
  1. The ocean's the biggest snowflake ever.
  2. The ocean is like the biggest snowflake ever.
  3. Ocean is to snowflake as water is to ice.
  4. The ocean is cold like a snowflake.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by szeiger

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Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by mwoldum

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Which of these lines from the poem contains an example of onomatopoeia?
  1. "With Death and Morning on the silver horns"
  2. "Or foxlike in the vine; nor cares to walk"
  3. "The moan of doves in immemorial elms"
  4. "And find him; by the happy threshold, he"
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by kmccarthy17
In which of the following examples did the author use allusion?
  1. The moon smiled down on the sleepy town.
  2. Her smile was like the Mona Lisa's.
  3. Her smile lit up the whole room like rays of sunshine.
  4. The book babbled to the deer as they took a drink.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by jamochagirl
The following is an example of assonance:
  1. The man ate countless candy bars at the carnival
  2. I like Ike
  3. The fighter was a tiger, ready to pounce on his prey.
  4. The moon beamed.
Grade 10 :: Figurative Language by chsteacher
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.
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