Figures Of Speech Practice Exercise

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Figure Of Speech Quizzes & Trivia

Getting to identify figures of speech is one thing, and knowing what they mean in a sentence is another. If you have been paying attention to our previous classes, you should be able to do both with ease. The practice exercise quiz below is designed to help you test out what you know about figures of speech. Do give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow. Dreams Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, For when dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow.
  • 2. 
    What does the line hold fast to dreams  mean?
    • A. 

      Try your best to fulfill your dreams.

    • B. 

      Keep on dreaming.

    • C. 

      Let go of our dreams.

    • D. 

      Dream big.

  • 3. 
    What object is life compared to in stanza 2?
    • A. 

      A broken-winged bird

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Dream

    • D. 

      A barren field

  • 4. 
    What figure of speech is used in the poem?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personofication

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 5. 
    What happens when dreams die?
    • A. 

      Life will be meaningless.

    • B. 

      Life will be exciting.

    • C. 

      Life will be challenging.

    • D. 

      Life will be fun

  • 6. 
    What is the message of the poem?
    • A. 

      Do not dream if you cannot fulfill it.

    • B. 

      Dream for yourself and for your loved ones.

    • C. 

      Believe in your dreams and make them happen.

    • D. 

      Study to fulfill your ambition in life,