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Figurative Language Quiz

11 Questions  I  By Madjane2001
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia
This is a quiz to determine how well students are able to identify poetic devices used in poetry.   It also includes defining some poetic terms.

  
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1.  “Her face is like a sunbeam,” is an example of what type of figurative language?
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2.  “The tropical storm slept for two days,” is an example of what type of figurative language?
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3.  "I had so much homework, I needed a pickup truck to carry all my books home!" What type of figurative language is used here?
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4.  Which of the following contains an example of allusion?
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5.  What is a literary technique in which two contradictory words come together for a special effect?  For example, original copy or jumbo shrimp.
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6.  What is the use of words and phrases in an unusual way?  Writers often use this to make their writing more colorful, powerful, and interesting.  Examples include simile, metaphor, irony, and personification.
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7.  "Let us go forth and lead the land we love" contains an example of what type of figurative language?
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8.  We real cool. WeLeft school. WeLurk late. WeStrike straight. WeSing sin. WeThin gin. WeJazz June. WeDie soon.             In this poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, what poetic device is used?
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9.  Give an example of alliteration.
10.  Give an example of a simile.
11.  A Time to Talk By: Robert Frost WHEN a friend calls to me from the roadAnd slows his horse to a meaning walk,I don’t stand still and look aroundOn all the hills I haven’t hoed,And shout from where I am, What is it?No, not as there is a time to talk.I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,Blade-end up and five feet tall,And plod: I go up to the stone wallFor a friendly visit.  
  1. What is the TONE of this poem?  (Can be more than one)
Happy   Sad   Melancholy   Excited    Rushed   Stressful Fearful   Scary    Intimidating   Proud   Peaceful   Other:________   B.   Why do you think this poem has this tone?  Give examples from the poem to support your thinking.    
  1. In the poem, find one example of alliteration and rewrite it in your answer.
 
  1. In the poem, find one example of personification and rewrite it in your answer.
 
  1. What is the THEME of this poem?  What is the author trying to teach or say to the reader?
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