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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 9 Onomatopoeia
Grade 9 Metaphor
Metaphor differs chiefly from simile in that metaphor
  1. is used to describe non-human objects in the natural world.
  2. contains many layers of significance.
  3. does not use an explicit comparative word such as like or as.
  4. may be extended over many lines of verse.
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Which of the following provides the best connotation of the phrase below?

I just put my foot in my mouth.
  1. My foot is tasty, so I stuck it in my mouth.
  2. I just said something really embarrassing.
  3. I just said something truly intelligent.
  4. I just stubbed my toe, so I stuck it in my mouth.
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Grade 9 Hyperbole
Which is an example of hyperbole?
  1. The young girl shivered with fright.
  2. The young girl grew as tall as a house.
  3. The young girl played with her puppy.
  4. The young girl smiled broadly.
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Idiom
A shoulder to cry on is someone who                           
  1. listens to your problems.
  2. shares their food with you.
  3. has a bath every week.
Grade 9 Alliteration
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. "silence was unbroken"
  2. "all my soul within me burning"
  3. "no living human being"
  4. "nodded, nearly napping"
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Choose the best example of a metaphor.
  1. Tybalt, you rat-catcher, will you walk?
  2. Peace you mumbling fool!
  3. O, speak again, bright angel!
  4. How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, Like softest music to attending ears!
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. "Water water everywhere nor any drop to drink"
  2. "All the world's a stage"
  3. "Great humility"
  4. "Dusk demands daylight"
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.9-10.4
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Which of the following is an oxymoron?
  1. bright night
  2. quiet morning
  3. open door
  4. closed window
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