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Common Core Standard L.11-12.5 Questions

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "He was in a room full of people, but he felt alone."
  2. "Her home was like her castle."
  3. "He played as if he were a professional on the field."
  4. "A live orchestra filled her ears as she listened to the radio."
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "This rock? Heavy? Why it's as light as a feather."
  2. "The bear slept like a log."
  3. "It's incredibly warm inside the house."
  4. "She has the face of an angel."
Grade 11 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.11-12.5, L.11-12.5a
Which of the following is the best example of a paradox?
  1. "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse."
  2. "I'm busy every moment of the day."
  3. "The ice felt so cold it was hot to the touch."
  4. "The dog scratched until it could scratch no more."

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