Poetry Devices

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A multiple choice quiz covering the basic poetry devices of alliteration, metaphor, onomatopoeia and similes.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      My hair is a vast forest

    • B. 

      I sat by the river. I lived by the sea. I died by the lake.

    • C. 

      Pants are like legs

    • D. 

      Dogs dodge digging dandelions


  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      The truck winked at me

    • B. 

      The cat was as mad as a tree

    • C. 

      Lazy lizards lounge

    • D. 

      Whisper, slap, smack I hear in the lunch room


  • 3. 
    Which of the following is an example of metaphor?
    • A. 

      The glasses smiled at me

    • B. 

      Cute cats chase toys

    • C. 

      Snow is like the sun

    • D. 

      My life is a dream


  • 4. 
    Which of the following is an example of simile?
    • A. 

      Hiss, slurp, hush, scream--MOM!

    • B. 

      Hopping hens shop for shoes

    • C. 

      My hand is as cold as snow

    • D. 

      The shirt said, "Wear Me!"


  • 5. 
    Which of the following is an example of metaphor?
    • A. 

      Talking turtles torture teachers

    • B. 

      I am a cloud

    • C. 

      The dog smiles at me

    • D. 

      Meow, woof, tweet went the animals


  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
    • A. 

      The TV laughed at the desk

    • B. 

      Calculating computers catch cats

    • C. 

      Pictures are captured people

    • D. 

      Crash, bang, boom goes the lion


  • 7. 
    Which of the following is an example of simile?
    • A. 

      The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.

    • B. 

      As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!"

    • C. 

      Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.

    • D. 

      The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.


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