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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 8 :: Idiom by szeiger
Grade 8 :: Idiom by szeiger
Everyone was so happy when the bullies were expelled, but it was just icing on the cake when we found out that they had to repeat their eighth grade year! Serves them right.

What is the meaning of the idiom ICING ON THE CAKE?
  1. A sweet substance used to cover a cake
  2. Something that makes a good situation even better
  3. A horrible piece of news
  4. Something that hurts someone else
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 kardary
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 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
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