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Metaphor Questions - All Grades

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Grade 4 Metaphor
Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?
  1. He's as lazy as a dog.
  2. My dad won't go hiking, he is a couch potato!
  3. She was as cold as ice.
  4. Her eyes shone like stars in the night.
Grade 6 Metaphor

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Which line from the poem contains a metaphor?
  1. "I am a bee shuffling through the leaves"
  2. "She leans her pink elbow on the green grass"
  3. "and my sneakers imprint dents on the field"
  4. "We are a world apart in the same backyard"
Grade 8 Metaphor CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.8.5

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Grade 9 Metaphor
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 5 Metaphor CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.5.4
Read these lines from the poem:

The engine was an old lion / roaring but weak in the core.

What does this metaphor mean?
  1. The engine was probably dying, but it still made noise.
  2. The engine was probably missing important parts.
  3. The engine was making strange, animal-like sounds.
  4. The engine of the vehicle was shaped like an old lion.
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 7 Metaphor
Grade 6 Metaphor
Which sentence describes what the sentence "this man is an ogre" means?
  1. That man is funny.
  2. That man is kind.
  3. That man is an ugly giant.
  4. That man is smart.
Grade 4 Metaphor
Grade 4 Metaphor
Grade 6 Metaphor CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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The metaphor in line 4 of the poem, "She is a snail resting inside a paper shell" shows:
  1. the speaker's sister is nervously hiding behind a pile of books.
  2. the speaker's sister seems to be sleeping with a book as a pillow.
  3. the speaker's sister is reading a book about the habits of snails.
  4. the speaker's sister seems comfortable while reading a book.
Grade 6 Metaphor CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RL.6.4

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What is the effect of the metaphor "the wall shrinks, it is a football that I can kick away"?
  1. It shows the speaker is able to communicate with his or her mother once again.
  2. It shows the speaker regards his or her life as just another game of football.
  3. It shows the speaker usually imagines things that don't really happen in real life.
  4. It shows the speaker is able to tell the mother to allow him or her to play football.
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