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Figurative Language (Grade 6)

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Figurative Language

1. 
The saying, "It was raining cats and dogs" would be an example of which figurative language?
  1. hyperbole
  2. idiom
  3. metaphor
  4. alliteration
2. 
Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
  1. The slimy snake slithered slowly sideways
  2. The snake was very slow and fat
  3. The frog jumped forward and landed upside-down
  4. The big bear had soft fur that was long and shaggy
3. 
Which genre below is most likely to employ alliteration?
  1. Science Fiction
  2. Historical Fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Myth
4. 
The primary reason authors use metaphors or similes is to show how two things are similar:
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Both metaphors and similes use "like" or "as" for a comparison.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
This device is very similar to exaggeration:
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Understatement
  3. Overstatement
  4. Cliche
7. 
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence below.

Mr. John is as wise as an owl.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. hyperbole
  4. personification
  5. onomatopoeia
8. 
What type of figurative language is represented by the sentence below?

Because I was embarrassed my face was as red as a ripe tomato.
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. hyperbole
  5. alliteration
9. 
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence below.

The flowers were crying for my attention.
  1. personification
  2. simile
  3. hyperbole
  4. metaphor
  5. onomatopoeia
  6. alliteration
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