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Figurative Language in Poetry (Grade 4)

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Figurative Language in Poetry

Poetry is a type of writing that uses figurative language to
  1. create images and ideas.
  2. appeal to the five senses.
  3. appeal to emotions.
  4. all of the above
'Once by the Pacific' by Robert Frost

The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in.

The figurative language in line 2 of this poem...
  1. makes the waves seem human
  2. compares the waves to one another
  3. exaggerates the size of the waves
  4. makes the reader hear the waves
Which of the following lines contains a simile?
  1. Or crust and sugar over--
  2. Maybe it just sags
  3. Or does it explode?
  4. Does it stink like rotten meat?
He said, Madam
It's not up to me.
I'm just the agent,
Don't you see?

I said, Naturally
You pass the buck
If it's money you want
you're out of luck.

This poem contains examples of what figurative language?
  1. idiom and metaphor
  2. rhyme and simile
  3. metaphor and rhyme
  4. rhyme and idiom
Identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence below.
Snow had wrapped a white blanket over the city.
  1. Alliteration
  2. Simile
  3. Personification
  4. Metaphor
"Whenever the trees are crying aloud" is an example of:
  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Alliteration
  4. Personification
Betty Botter bought some butter,
but, she said, the butter's bitter;
if I put it in my batter
it will make my batter bitter,
but a bit of better butter
will make my batter better.

The above poem is an example of...
  1. personification
  2. alliteration
  3. simile
  4. imagery
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

In the poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" the line "dancing in the breeze" is an example of...
  1. personification
  2. alliteration
  3. simile
  4. metaphor
Which of the following sound devices appear in these lines from "Analysis of Baseball"?

Ball hits
bat, or it
hits mitt.
  1. alliteration only
  2. alliteration and assonance
  3. onomatopoeia only
  4. onomatopoeia and consonance
The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean

The sky is low, the clouds are mean,
A travelling flake of snow
Across a barn or through a rut
Debates if it will go.

A narrow wind complains all day
How someone treated him;
Nature, like us, is sometimes caught
Without her diadem.

- by Emily Dickinson

Give TWO examples of personification from Emily Dickinson's poem, "The Sky is Low, The Clouds are Mean."

Lines of poetry are arranged into groups called:
  1. similes
  2. stanzas
  3. settings
  4. stories
Poetry doesn't have to rhyme.
  1. True
  2. False
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