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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Figurative Language Questions

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Grade 9 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Figurative Language
Grade 9 Onomatopoeia
Grade 9 Figurative Language CCSS: CCRA.L.5, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.5a
"Absolutely unsure" is an example of which figurative language?
  1. idiom
  2. oxymoron
  3. hyperbole
  4. personification
Grade 9 Alliteration
The sound device known as alliteration involves which of the following?
  1. rhyme at the end of lines of verse
  2. repetition of initial consonant sounds in stressed syllables
  3. repetition of final consonant sounds in stressed syllables with different vowel sounds
  4. the use of a word whose sound imitates its meaning
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 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
Which of the following is an example of a symbolic relationship?
  1. A flag and a nation
  2. A table and a chair
  3. A garden and a tree
  4. A cardinal and an eagle
Grade 9 Poetic Devices
Grade 9 Idiom
A shoulder to cry on is someone who
  1. listens to your problems.
  2. shares his food with you.
  3. has a bath every week.
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
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