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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by Alison3
Giving an inanimate object human qualities is called:
  1. Metaphor
  2. Alliteration
  3. Rhyme
  4. Hyperbole
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Repetition
  7. Personification
  8. Simile
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by mikehowe

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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 kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by kardary
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by rpino
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 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 :: Poetic Devices by phillipjreese
When interpreting poetry it is very important to explain:
  1. the author's birthplace
  2. the author's wife's name
  3. the meaning and message of the poem
  4. the mean and mode of the set
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by chsteacher
Which of the following is an example of verbal irony?
  1. A left handed person is called "Lefty"
  2. A tall person is called "Shorty"
  3. An arrogant criminal gets caught.
  4. A best selling writer's latest novel is a flop.
Grade 8 :: Figurative Language by october11wood
When the audience knows something that the character does not, it is called:
  1. dramatic irony
  2. situational irony
  3. verbal irony
  4. none of the above
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