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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following sentences is an example of personification?
  1. The slimy eel slithered through the seaweed.
  2. The stand of trees was a festival of color that fall.
  3. The dandelions stood tall, proudly surveying the rest of the yard.
  4. The snails crept along the sidewalk, moving as slowly as a glacier.
Grade 6 Hyperbole
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. My feet are very sore.
  2. I have more homework than you.
  3. I have a ton of homework.
  4. This sweet tea tastes fantastic.
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following is an example of personification?
  1. The cookies smelled like a delicious cake.
  2. The cookies smell delicious.
  3. The delicious smell of cookies walked me to the kitchen.
  4. The delicious cookies are a dream.
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which of the following is NOT an example of personification?
  1. The star I wished on winked at me.
  2. The trout danced on the water's surface.
  3. The angry mirror showed every wrinkle on his face.
  4. The sun was warm on the child's face.
Grade 6 Hyperbole
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The apple is as red as a rose.
  2. I am freezing to death.
  3. The trees bow their heads in the wind.
  4. His legs move like a well oiled machine.
Grade 6 Hyperbole
Which is NOT an example of hyperbole?
  1. I ate so much I might explode.
  2. The noise was so loud it shook the earth.
  3. The tree was so tall it may have touched space.
  4. The smoke smelled so bad it made my nose burn.
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
Giving human qualities to an animal, object, or idea is:
  1. tone
  2. simile
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. personification
Grade 6 Personification CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5, L.6.5a
Which is an example of personification?
  1. The wind grabbed onto my arms.
  2. The wind is like a thundering sea.
  3. The wind is the sea.
  4. The wind winds wondrously without a witness
Grade 6 Simile
Which of the following is an example of a simile?
  1. He had big feet.
  2. His feet were huge dolphins.
  3. His feet were like baby dolphins.
  4. His feet looked enormous.
Grade 6 Figurative Language
Grade 6 Simile
Which of the following is an example of a simile?
  1. "Her hair was gleaming."
  2. "His feet were like baby dolphins."
  3. "The house was monstrous."
  4. "The beetle stank!"
Grade 6 Poetic Devices
In poetry, meaning can be emphasized by
  1. crafting the poem in the shape of the main idea.
  2. capitalizing certain words or phrases.
  3. breaking the poem up into stanzas.
  4. all of the above.
Grade 6 Metaphor

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Which line from the poem contains a metaphor?
  1. "I am a bee shuffling through the leaves"
  2. "She leans her pink elbow on the green grass"
  3. "and my sneakers imprint dents on the field"
  4. "We are a world apart in the same backyard"
Grade 6 Simile
Which of the following examples is a simile?
  1. The lake was as smooth as glass.
  2. The lake was really smooth.
  3. The lake was flat.
  4. The lake was shiny.
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