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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 8 :: Alliteration by Grader
Which of the following is NOT an example of alliteration?
  1. Sammy switched swiftly stopping sleepers.
  2. Bob killed Bill before he could travel to New York.
  3. Peter packed pickles partly because he was hungry.
  4. Candles cover cars before the light turned green.
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by lissebeck
Which of the following literary symbols most commonly represents evil and corruption?
  1. the eagle
  2. the serpent
  3. gold
  4. the number 3
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by lissebeck
In literature, the element of water is a common symbol that can represent all of the following except:
  1. purification
  2. cleansing
  3. childhood
  4. life
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by shelleygeorge
Sarcasm is a form of verbal irony. Which statement below demonstrates sarcasm?
  1. A basketball fan remarks, "Watching Michael Jordan play ball knocks my socks off!"
  2. A soccer fan remarks, "That goalie is in way over his head."
  3. A football fan remarks, "That receiver's face was as white as a ghost, as the ball whizzed past his hands."
  4. A baseball fan remarks, "I just love lots of homework on opening night of the World Series!"
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Giving an inanimate object human qualiites is called:
  1. Metaphor
  2. Alliteration
  3. Rhyme
  4. Hyperbole
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Repetition
  7. Personification
  8. Similie
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by rpino
The son of the police chief is arrested for burglary is an example of:
  1. verbal irony
  2. situational irony
  3. dramatic irony
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by erinkolak
Using language that evokes one or all of the five senses is called:
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Personification
  3. Alleteration
  4. Imagery
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
A word that is used to represent a sound is called:
  1. Rhyme
  2. Omomatopoeia
  3. Personification
  4. Alliteration
  5. Similie
  6. Hyperbole
  7. Repetition
  8. Metaphor
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by mikehowe

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"The wall stared at me silently" is an example of what type of literary tool?
  1. Similie
  2. Personification
  3. metaphor
  4. paradox
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by shelleygeorge
Read this sentence from the passage "Cold Fire":

"But his legs continued to shake and rattle like window panes in a tornado."

What is the effect of the imagery the author uses in this description?
  1. It shows there is a storm coming.
  2. It shows that Ivan is out of shape.
  3. It shows how terrified Ivan felt.
  4. It shows that Ivan is well-prepared.
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Extreme exaggeration is called:
  1. Personification
  2. Metaphor
  3. Repetition
  4. Simile
  5. Hyperbole
  6. Rhyme
  7. Alliteration
  8. Onomatopoeia
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Comparing objects or ideas using like or as is called:
  1. Personification
  2. Metaphor
  3. Simile
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Rhyme
  6. Repetition
  7. Hyperbole
  8. Alliteration
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Repetition of the same consonant sound at the beginning of words in close succession is called:
  1. Alliteration
  2. Metaphor
  3. Rhyme
  4. Simile
  5. Repetition
  6. Onomatopoeia
  7. Personification
  8. Hyperbole
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Comparing objects or ideas by staying that one is the other is called:
  1. Personification
  2. Rhyme
  3. Repetition
  4. Simile
  5. Alliteration
  6. Hyperbole
  7. Onomatopoeia
  8. Metaphor
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by mikehowe

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"If I do not eat my daily papaya, I will surely die" is an example of what type of literary device?
  1. Paradox
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. hyperbole
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by erinkolak
A word that imitates the sound it represents is called:
  1. Personification
  2. Alliteration
  3. Onomatopoeia
  4. Allusion
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
The repeated use of words or phrases is called:
  1. Alliteration
  2. Personification
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Simile
  5. Rhyme
  6. Repetition
  7. Onomatopoeia
  8. Metaphor
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by mikehowe
"Bob is as brave as a lion" is an example of what literary device in action?
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. irony
  4. metaphor
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