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Figurative Language

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"Look before you leap." is an example of a short, but memorable saying based on an important fact of experience that is considered true by many people. This can be called a(n)                 .
  1. metaphor
  2. adage or proverb
  3. idiom
  4. hyperbole
"I have a million things to do!" is an example of an extreme exaggeration used to make a point. The term used to describe this is called a                .
  1. simile
  2. metaphor
  3. idiom
  4. hyperbole
"We don't want things to get out of hand", means that someone doesn't want a situation to get out of control. These words mean something different than what they are literally saying. This is an example of (a/an)                .
  1. Idiom
  2. Personification
  3. Simile
  4. Onomatopoeia
"The craggy rust-colored grey-ringged cliffs" is an example of
  1. figurative language
  2. sensory language
  3. haiku
  4. onomatopoeia
The following sentence is an example of what type of figurative language?
"It's raining cats and dogs!"
  1. Imagery
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Metaphor
  4. Idiom
Snap, crackle, pop is an example of:
  1. figurative language
  2. hyperbole
  3. alliteration
  4. onomatopoeia
"My soul is an enchanted boat," is an example of which figurative language device?
  1. simile
  2. personification
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. metaphor
"The stars were like diamonds," is an example of which figurative language device?
  1. foreshadowing
  2. simile
  3. metaphor
  4. onomatopoeia
I'm going to "hit the hay" early tonight is an example of which figurative language?
  1. personification
  2. hyperbole
  3. idiom
  4. alliteration
The bomb went boom! What type of figurative language device is used in this sentence?
  1. onomatopoeia
  2. personification
  3. idiom
  4. hyperbole
"Chip on your shoulder" is an example of which type of figurative language?
  1. idiom
  2. personification
  3. alliteration
  4. hyperbole
Which type of figurative language compares two objects using "like" or "as"?
  1. hyperbole
  2. metaphor
  3. personification
  4. simile
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