Simile, Metaphor Or Personification Test Part I

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Read the statement and identify whether it is an example of a simile, metaphor or personification.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Jenny cooked the candy too long.  When she took it out of the oven it was hard as a rock.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "When she took it out of the oven it was hard as a rock" uses the words "as a rock" to compare the hardness of the candy to that of a rock. This comparison is a simile, as it uses the word "as" to make the comparison.

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  • 2. 

    Iva worked hard on her report. After presenting it to the class, she felt as light as a feather.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The answer is simile because it is comparing Iva's feeling to being as light as a feather. A simile uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison between two different things. In this case, the comparison is between Iva's feeling and the lightness of a feather.

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  • 3. 

    The old car woke reluctantly from its overnight sleep.  Coughing and sputtering, it finally broke into a loud roar.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which an inanimate object or animal is given human characteristics or qualities. In this sentence, the old car is described as "waking up" and "coughing and sputtering," which are human actions. This personification helps to create a vivid image and adds depth to the description of the car.

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  • 4. 

    The trees of the forest watched sympathetically over the lost child.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence gives human qualities to the trees by saying they "watched sympathetically" over the lost child. Personification is a literary device where non-human objects or animals are given human characteristics or behaviors. In this case, the trees are personified as they are described as having the ability to watch and feel sympathy.

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  • 5. 

    After Marshall climbed three flights of stairs, he had to sit down.  He was a puffing steam engine.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Marshall to a puffing steam engine, suggesting that he was heavily panting and out of breath. This comparison is a metaphor because it implies a similarity between Marshall and a steam engine, without using the words "like" or "as".

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  • 6. 

    Kyle's father was as stern as a judge when he came home after curfew.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a simile because it compares Kyle's father to a judge using the word "as." This figure of speech helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and emphasizes the strictness and seriousness of Kyle's father.

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  • 7. 

    The storm was a savage beast. 

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a metaphor because it compares the storm to a savage beast. This comparison suggests that the storm is fierce, powerful, and uncontrollable, just like a savage beast. The use of metaphor helps to create a vivid and impactful image in the reader's mind.

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  • 8. 

    The storm took the house in its teeth and shook it.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the storm by giving it the ability to take the house in its teeth and shake it. This attribution of human characteristics to a non-human entity is known as personification. The storm is being described as if it has the physical capabilities of a living being, creating a vivid and dramatic image in the reader's mind.

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  • 9. 

    Wiley was very good at chess.  "You have to watch him," said his father.  "He's a real fox."

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is metaphor. The statement "He's a real fox" is a figure of speech where Wiley is being compared to a fox. This comparison implies that Wiley is clever, cunning, and skillful, just like a fox.

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  • 10. 

    Shay ran in a relay race on Saturday.  When it was over, her legs felt like lead.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is simile because the sentence is comparing Shay's legs to lead using the word "like". This comparison helps to convey the heaviness and fatigue Shay feels in her legs after running in the relay race.

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