Figurative Language In Poetry

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Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

Please use your understanding of Poetry and Figurative Language to answer the following:


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Explain what makes this an example of personification: "The flower waved at the joggers as they passed by the lake."
  • 2. 
    Complete the following sentence adding an onomatopoeia to it: "As my brother picked up his plate to take it to the sink, he dropped it and it hit the floor with a ______________________"
  • 3. 
    Complete the following simile: "The roller coaster is like a _________________________."
  • 4. 
    "The cat's as fast as a jet on a runway" is an example of a metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The ball hit the player's bat with a crack is an example of onomatopoeia.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    "The dog is a rocket, shooting off the porch to chase the mailman" is an example of a metaphor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The plates danced on the shelves during the earthquake is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 8. 
    The students sat sipping sodas silently at the show is an example of:
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 9. 
    This type of figurative language is used when words immitate the actual sound(s) made by the action or event.  Examples include "clang" and "whoosh."
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 10. 
    Figurative language is used in writing to make the writing more interesting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing using the words "like" or "as" is called a ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Alliteration

    • E. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 12. 
    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing by stating that something "is" another thing.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Personification

  • 13. 
    A type of figurative language that gives human traits or characteristics to nonliving objects is called ______________________________.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

    • E. 

      Metaphor

  • 14. 
    A type of figurative language that uses the beginning sound in words repeatedly in a phrase or sentence is called ________________________________.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • E. 

      Simile

  • 15. 
    I feel like a beached whale after I eat at Cici's pizza!
    • A. 

      Irony

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 16. 
    The wind is screaming in my ear today.
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 17. 
    "So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this live to thee." (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18) This is an example of a:
    • A. 

      Epic

    • B. 

      Rhyming couplet

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 18. 
    A poem that generally has meter and rhyme is a(n)
    • A. 

      Lyric poem

    • B. 

      Free verse

    • C. 

      Narrative poem

  • 19. 
    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.

  • 20. 
    The repetition of similar ending sounds is called rhyme. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A poem that tells a story with plot, setting, characters is a(n):
    • A. 

      Narrative poem

    • B. 

      Lyric poem

    • C. 

      Free verse

  • 22. 
    An expression where the literal meaning is different from the intended meaning is a(n):
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 23. 
    A pattern of accented and unaccented syllables in lines poetry is a(n)
    • A. 

      Rhyme scheme

    • B. 

      Meter

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 24. 
    "He was as fast as winter break" is an example of a(n):
    • A. 

      Idiom

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Analogy

  • 25. 
    "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is a(n) example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Simile

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