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The Call Of The Wild- Figurative Language

21 Questions  I  By Mrs_miller
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia
A practice with similes, metaphors, onomatopoeias, personification, analogies, idioms, and hyperboles.

  
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1.  Nig was a huge black dog, half-bloodhound and half-deerhound, with eyes that laughed and a boundless good nature.
2.  The gold showed like yellow butter across the bottom of the washingpan.
3.  Thornton's command cracked out like a pistol shot.
4.  The load quivered, and from under the runners arose a crisp crackling.
5.  The Eldorado emptied its occupants into the street to see the test.
6.  She had the doctor trait which some dogs possess; and as a mother cat washes her kittens, so she washed and cleansed Buck's wounds.
7.  Hal was hurled backward, as though struck by a falling tree.
8.  Shrubs and vines were putting on fresh garbs of green.  Crickets sang in the nights, and in the days all manner of creeping, crawling things rustled forth into the sun.
9.  His heart was not in the work, nor ws the heart of any dog.
10.  And in her zeal, when she had finished with her own, she attacked the belongings of her men and went through them like a tornado.
11.  The sled held as though it were an anchor.
12.  The whip was whistling savagely, when once more Mercedes interfered.
13.  The mail was taking on Alpine proportions.
14.  When they arrived in Skagway they wer apparently on their last legs.
15.  The day was young and the dog-driver was able to push on.
16.  Once more Francois called, and once more Buck laughed and kept away.
17.  Time was flying, and they should have been on the trail an hour gone.
18.  Every animal was motionless as though turned to stone.
19.  The rabbit could not turn, and as the white teeth broke its back in midair it shrieked as loudly as a stricken man may shriek.
20.  Twice his teeth clipped together, like the steel jaws of a trap.
21.  Pike took heart at that open mutiny and sprang upon the overthrown leader.
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