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Figurative Language (Grade 6)

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Figurative Language

The saying, "It was raining cats and dogs" would be an example of which figurative language?
  1. hyperbole
  2. idiom
  3. metaphor
  4. alliteration
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
Which genre below is most likely to employ alliteration?
  1. Science Fiction
  2. Historical Fiction
  3. Poetry
  4. Myth
The primary reason authors use metaphors or similes is to show how two things are similar:
  1. True
  2. False
Both metaphors and similes use "like" or "as" for a comparison.
  1. True
  2. False
This device is very similar to exaggeration:
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Understatement
  3. Overstatement
  4. Cliche
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
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
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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