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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
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 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 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.
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 6 Figurative Language
Grade 6 Figurative Language
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
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 Figurative Language
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 Figurative Language
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 Figurative Language 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 Figurative Language
Get it? Got it. Good!
This is an example of:
  1. hyperbole
  2. simile
  3. alliteration
  4. assonance
Grade 6 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.6.5a
What is personification?
  1. a comparison between two unlike things using like, as, than, or resembles
  2. a comparison of two unlike things in which one thing is said to be another
  3. giving inanimate objects human characteristics
Grade 6 Figurative Language
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