Figurative Language And Poetry Quiz

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We have been studying Figurative Language in Poetry. Based on the news terms you have learned and the Do Now readings we have completed in class, this quiz has beend designed to evaluate your processing skills. Answer the multpile choice questions, providing the best response. There is onlew one answer per question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    She is like the wind.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The phrase "She is like the wind" compares the person to the wind using the word "like," indicating that it is a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using "like" or "as" to highlight a similarity between them. In this case, the comparison suggests that the person is unpredictable, elusive, or constantly changing, similar to the nature of the wind.

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  • 2. 

    He is a monster when he doesn't get his way.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "He is a monster when he doesn't get his way" is a metaphor. It is comparing someone's behavior to that of a monster, emphasizing their extreme and unpleasant nature when they are denied what they want. The use of "is" indicates that the person is not literally a monster, but their behavior resembles that of one.

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  • 3. 

    Who let the cat out of the bag?

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "Who let the cat out of the bag?" is an idiomatic expression that is used to ask who revealed a secret or disclosed confidential information. It does not literally refer to a cat being let out of a bag, but rather it is a figurative way of asking who disclosed something that was supposed to be kept secret. Therefore, the correct answer is Idiom.

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  • 4. 

    The ocean waves carried the girl back to shore.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence attributes human characteristics to the ocean waves by stating that they "carried" the girl back to shore. This personification gives the waves the ability to perform an action that only humans can do, which is carrying someone.

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  • 5. 

    Your skating on thin ice mister.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "skating on thin ice" is an idiom that means taking a risky or dangerous action. It is not meant to be taken literally, as it refers to a situation where someone is in a precarious or vulnerable position. In this case, the speaker is warning someone that they are doing something risky or potentially harmful. Therefore, the correct answer is idiom.

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  • 6. 

    They were a nightmare to work with yesterday!

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence uses figurative language to describe the difficulty of working with someone. By saying "They were a nightmare to work with yesterday," the speaker is comparing the person to a nightmare, implying that they were difficult, unpleasant, or causing distress. This comparison is a metaphor, as it equates the person to a nightmare without using "like" or "as."

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  • 7. 

    The sun smiled down on us.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human qualities, such as smiling, to the sun, which is an inanimate object. Personification is a figure of speech that attributes human characteristics or actions to non-human entities. In this sentence, the sun is being described as if it has the ability to smile, which is a human action.

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  • 8. 

    Sweet sugar seasoned the cookies.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human qualities (seasoning) to an inanimate object (sugar).

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  • 9. 

    She was a graceful as a swan during the ballet recital.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the gracefulness of the person to that of a swan during the ballet recital. This comparison is made using the word "as," which indicates a similarity between the two. Therefore, the correct answer is simile.

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  • 10. 

    The scream of the siren woke him up.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence attributes human qualities (waking up) to a non-human object (siren). This literary device is used to make the description more vivid and engaging for the reader.

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  • 11. 

    The frog waltzed over to the lily pad.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because the sentence attributes human characteristics to the frog by saying it "waltzed" over to the lily pad. Personification is a figure of speech in which non-human things are given human qualities or characteristics. In this case, the frog is given the ability to dance like a human, which is a human characteristic.

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  • 12. 

    Her eyes were the center of the storm.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "Her eyes were the center of the storm" is a metaphor because it compares her eyes to the center of a storm, suggesting that they are intense, powerful, and captivating. The comparison emphasizes the impact and intensity of her eyes, creating a vivid image in the reader's mind.

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  • 13. 

    You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Idiom
    Explanation
    This statement is an idiom, which means that it is a phrase or expression that has a figurative meaning different from its literal meaning. In this case, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" means that it is difficult to teach or change someone who is set in their ways or resistant to learning something new. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather as a metaphorical expression.

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  • 14. 

    The basketball swooshed into the basket and the crowd roared.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    D. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Onomatopoeia because the word "swooshed" is a sound word that imitates the sound of the basketball going into the basket. Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words are used to imitate sounds. In this case, "swooshed" imitates the sound of the basketball moving through the air and going into the basket.

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  • 15. 

    My backpack is as heavy as lead.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "My backpack is as heavy as lead" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the weight of the backpack is being compared to the weight of lead, emphasizing its heaviness.

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  • 16. 

    Pop! The car rattled down the road with a flat tire.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    The correct answer is onomatopoeia because the word "Pop!" is an example of onomatopoeia, which is a figure of speech that imitates the sound it represents. In this case, "Pop!" imitates the sound of a tire bursting or deflating, creating a vivid auditory image for the reader.

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  • 17. 

    The icecream is heaven.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "The icecream is heaven" is a metaphor because it is comparing the ice cream to heaven, suggesting that the ice cream is as enjoyable and perfect as heaven. A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unrelated things, highlighting their similarities without using "like" or "as." In this case, the ice cream and heaven are being equated, emphasizing the idea that the ice cream is incredibly delightful.

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  • 18. 

    The color yellow is a friendship rose.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "The color yellow is a friendship rose" is a metaphor because it is comparing the color yellow to a friendship rose. A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are not alike but have something in common. In this case, the color yellow is being compared to a friendship rose, suggesting that yellow represents the qualities of friendship.

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  • 19. 

    Tired and true may love transcend time.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is alliteration because the phrase "tired and true" repeats the /t/ sound at the beginning of both words. Alliteration is a literary device that involves the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase. In this case, the repetition of the /t/ sound creates a rhythmic and melodic effect, enhancing the poetic quality of the sentence.

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  • 20. 

    It cost her an arm and a leg to buy those shoes.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "It cost her an arm and a leg" is an idiom, which means that something was very expensive. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather figuratively. In this case, the person had to pay a high price to buy those shoes. The use of "arm and a leg" adds emphasis to the idea of the high cost, making it a commonly used idiom in English language.

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  • 21. 

    In poetry, a group of lines placed together is called a what?

    • A.

      Line

    • B.

      Stanza

    • C.

      Row

    • D.

      Paragraph

    Correct Answer
    B. Stanza
    Explanation
    In poetry, a group of lines placed together is called a stanza. A stanza is a division of a poem that consists of a certain number of lines, usually separated by a space or indentation. It is a way for poets to organize their thoughts and ideas, creating a structure within the poem. Each stanza can have a specific rhyme scheme or rhythm, contributing to the overall flow and meaning of the poem.

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  • 22. 

    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables is called what?

    • A.

      Rhyme

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Pattern

    • D.

      Song

    Correct Answer
    B. Meter
    Explanation
    Meter refers to the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. It is the rhythmic structure that gives a poem its musical quality. The correct answer, "Meter," accurately describes the concept being asked in the question.

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  • 23. 

    Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide is an example of:

    • A.

      Personification and end rhyme

    • B.

      Alliteration and end rhyme

    • C.

      Personification and internal rhyme

    • D.

      Alliteration and internal rhyme

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration and internal rhyme
    Explanation
    The phrase "choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tide" uses alliteration by repeating the "ch" sound in "choose," "chance," and "rapids," and the "d" sound in "dare" and "dance." Additionally, it demonstrates internal rhyme by rhyming "chance" with "dance."

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  • 24. 

    The speaker of a poem is:

    • A.

      The poet

    • B.

      The author

    • C.

      The narrator

    • D.

      The Writer

    Correct Answer
    C. The narrator
    Explanation
    The speaker of a poem refers to the voice or persona through which the poem is conveyed to the reader. This is different from the poet, who is the person actually writing the poem. The narrator, on the other hand, is the character or voice within the poem that is telling the story or expressing the emotions. Therefore, the narrator is the correct answer as they are the one speaking within the poem.

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  • 25. 

    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem? My dog eats candy Her name is Sandy She likes to eat my pants and occasionally eats ants she drives my family crazy as she seldom is lazy running here and running there Sandy's going everywhere!!

    • A.

      Aabbccdd

    • B.

      Abcdabcd

    • C.

      Bcadcabd

    • D.

      Adbcadcb

    Correct Answer
    A. Aabbccdd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is aabbccdd because each pair of lines in the poem has the same end rhyme, creating a consistent pattern throughout the entire poem. The rhyme scheme follows a simple AABBCCDD pattern, with the end words of each pair rhyming with each other. This creates a sense of rhythm and musicality in the poem.

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  • 26. 

    Choose the correct list of words below that all rhyme........,

    • A.

      Sight,kite,bite,lick

    • B.

      Dream,beam,seem,lean

    • C.

      Care,hair,fight,right

    • D.

      Summer,bummer,runner,simmer

    Correct Answer
    B. Dream,beam,seem,lean
    Explanation
    The words "dream, beam, seem, lean" all rhyme because they end with the same sound, "-eem". This makes them a cohesive and consistent set of words that share a similar sound pattern.

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  • 27. 

    Your eyes are as green as polished emerald.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The statement "Your eyes are as green as polished emerald" is a simile because it compares the color of the person's eyes to the color of polished emerald using the word "as." A simile is a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare two unlike things and create a vivid image in the reader's mind. In this case, the comparison emphasizes the intensity and brilliance of the green color in the person's eyes.

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  • 28. 

    Find the rhymes in the following song: Working hard to get my fill everybody wants a thrill pay'in anything to roll the dice just one more time some will win, some will lose some wer born to sing the blues Oh the movie never ends it goes on and on and on and on Don't stop, believin' hold on to the feelin'

    • A.

      Fill,thrill,role,dice,twice, believin,feelin'

    • B.

      Fill,thrill,lose,blues,believin',feelin'

    • C.

      Fill,thrill,lose,blues

    • D.

      Thrill,lose,blues,believin',feelin'

    Correct Answer
    B. Fill,thrill,lose,blues,believin',feelin'
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes all the words in the song that rhyme with each other. These words are "fill," "thrill," "lose," "blues," "believin'," and "feelin'."

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  • 29. 

    Juliet is the sun.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "Juliet is the sun" is a metaphor because it is comparing Juliet to the sun, implying that she possesses qualities or characteristics associated with the sun, such as radiance, warmth, and beauty. A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things without using "like" or "as". In this case, the metaphor creates a vivid and poetic image, emphasizing Juliet's importance and impact on the speaker.

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