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Read the questions. Tell me what type of figurative language is being used.


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  • 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" is a simile because it directly compares the person to the wind using the word "like." Similes are figures of speech that use "like" or "as" to make comparisons between two different things. In this case, the speaker is saying that the person shares some qualities or characteristics with the wind, such as being unpredictable or constantly moving.

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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 phrase "He is a monster when he doesn't get his way" is a metaphor because it is comparing someone's behavior to that of a monster. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to emphasize the intensity or negative aspects of the person's behavior.

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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 idiom, which means that someone revealed a secret or disclosed confidential information. It is not a simile, metaphor, or personification because it is not comparing two unlike things, giving human qualities to a non-human object, or using a figure of speech to make a comparison. Instead, it is a common expression used to describe a situation where information is unintentionally revealed.

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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 personifies the ocean waves by attributing human-like qualities of carrying the girl back to shore. Personification is a figure of speech in which inanimate objects or abstract ideas are given human characteristics. In this case, the waves are given the ability to carry someone, which is a human action.

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  • 5. 

    You're skating on thin ice mister.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "You're skating on thin ice mister" is an idiom. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather figuratively. The phrase is used to convey a warning or cautionary message to someone who is taking a risky or dangerous path. Just like skating on thin ice can lead to falling through and getting into trouble, the idiom suggests that the person's actions or decisions are risky and could have negative consequences.

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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
    The phrase "They were a nightmare to work with yesterday!" is using the word "nightmare" to describe the difficulty of working with someone. This is a metaphor because it is comparing the challenging experience to a nightmare, suggesting that it was extremely unpleasant or difficult.

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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 phrase "The sun smiled down on us" is an example of personification because it gives human qualities (smiling) to the sun, which is an inanimate object. Personification is a figure of speech in which non-human things are described as if they have human characteristics or emotions. In this case, the sun is being portrayed 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
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Sweet sugar seasoned the cookies" is an example of alliteration because it repeats the initial sound of the words "sweet" and "sugar". Alliteration is a literary device that involves the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words. In this case, the repetition of the "s" sound creates a musical and rhythmic effect, making it an example of alliteration.

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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 a swan using the word "as." This indicates that it is a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the person's gracefulness is being compared to the elegance and beauty often associated with swans.

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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 personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In this sentence, the siren is given the human quality of being able to scream, which is not possible for an inanimate object.

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  • 11. 

    The frog waltzed over to the lilly pad.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The frog waltzed over to the lilly pad" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human qualities or actions are attributed to non-human entities. In this sentence, the frog is given the human action of waltzing, which is a dance, thus personifying the frog.

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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. This suggests that her eyes are powerful, intense, and captivating, just like the center of a storm. The comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey a vivid image and emphasize the impact of her eyes.

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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
    The phrase "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is a commonly used expression that means it is difficult to teach or change someone who is set in their ways or resistant to new ideas. This phrase is not meant to be taken literally, but rather as a figurative expression or idiom. It compares a person to an old dog, implying that they are unlikely to learn or adapt to new things. Therefore, the correct answer is idiom.

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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 given sentence describes the sound of the basketball going into the basket as "swooshed" and the crowd's reaction as "roared." These words imitate the actual sounds they represent, making the sentence an example of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeia is a literary device that uses words to imitate or suggest the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

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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 compares the weight of the backpack to that of lead using the word "as." This indicates that it is a simile, which is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the simile emphasizes the heaviness of the backpack by comparing it to the weight of lead.

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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 given sentence uses the word "Pop!" to imitate the sound of a tire bursting. This is an example of onomatopoeia, which refers to words that resemble the sound they represent. In this case, "Pop!" is used to create a vivid auditory image of the tire bursting, making onomatopoeia the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    That icecream is heaven.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence "That ice cream is heaven" is a metaphor because it is comparing ice cream to heaven, suggesting that the ice cream is extremely enjoyable and delightful, just like heaven is often described as a perfect and blissful place. Metaphors are figures of speech that make a comparison between two things without using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison is made directly by stating that the ice cream is heaven.

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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 directly compares two unrelated things, without using "like" or "as". In this case, the color yellow is being compared to a friendship rose, implying 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 alliteration refers to the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in a phrase or sentence. In the given phrase, the repetition of the "t" sound in "tired" and "true" creates alliteration.

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  • 20. 

    It cost her an arm and a leg to buy those clothes!

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "It cost her an arm and a leg to buy those clothes!" is an idiom. Idioms are expressions that have a figurative meaning different from their literal interpretation. In this case, the phrase is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey that the clothes were very expensive. The use of body parts (arm and leg) emphasizes the high cost, making it a common idiom to describe something that is excessively expensive.

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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 or unit of a poem that consists of a certain number of lines, usually separated from other stanzas by a blank line or indentation. It helps to organize the poem and create a sense of structure. Each stanza can have its own theme, tone, or idea, contributing to the overall meaning and flow of the poem.

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  • 22. 

    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables is called ____________________.

    • A.

      Rhyme

    • B.

      Meter

    • C.

      Pattern

    • D.

      Song

    Correct Answer
    B. Meter
    Explanation
    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables is called meter. Meter is a rhythmic pattern in poetry that creates a musical quality. It helps to establish the overall structure and flow of a poem. By using different combinations of stressed and unstressed syllables, poets can create a variety of meters such as iambic, trochaic, anapestic, and dactylic. These meters contribute to the overall tone and mood of the poem and enhance its meaning and impact on the reader.

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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" demonstrates alliteration because of the repetition of the "ch" and "d" sounds. It also showcases internal rhyme with the repetition of the "o" sound in "choose" and "to" and the "an" sound in "chance" and "dance".

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  • 24. 

    The speaker of the poem is:

    • A.

      The poet

    • B.

      The author

    • C.

      The narrator

    • D.

      The writer

    Correct Answer
    C. The narrator
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The narrator." In a poem, the speaker refers to the voice or persona that is delivering the lines of the poem. The speaker may or may not be the same as the poet or author. In this case, the speaker of the poem is not specified as the poet or author, but rather as the narrator. The narrator is the one who is telling the story or expressing the thoughts and emotions within the poem.

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  • 25. 

    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem?My dog eats candyHer name is SandyShe likes to eat my pantsand occasionally eats antsshe drives my family crazyas she seldom is lazyrunning here and running thereSandy's going everywhere!

    • A.

      Aabbccdd

    • B.

      Abcdabcd

    • C.

      Bcadcabd

    • D.

      Adbcadcb

    Correct Answer
    A. Aabbccdd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is aabbccdd. In this poem, each set of two lines rhyme with each other, creating a pattern of AABB. This pattern continues throughout the entire poem, with each two lines rhyming with the previous two lines. Therefore, the rhyme scheme of the poem is aabbccdd.

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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 have the same ending sound "-eam". The "ea" combination in these words produces the long "ee" sound, and the "m" and "n" sounds at the end are also the same. This creates a consistent rhyme pattern among all the words in the list.

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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 given sentence compares the color of someone's eyes to the color of polished emerald using the word "as," indicating a comparison. This makes it a simile, which is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things using "like" or "as."

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  • 28. 

    Find the rhymes in the following song:Working hard to get my filleverybody wants a thrillpay'in anything to roll the dicejust one more timesome will win, some will losesome were born to sing the bluesOh the movie never endsit goes on and on and on and onDon'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 the words that rhyme with each other in the song. The words "fill" and "thrill" rhyme with each other. The words "lose" and "blues" also rhyme with each other. The words "believin'" and "feelin'" rhyme with each other as well. Therefore, the correct answer includes the words "fill, thrill, lose, blues, believin', 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 without using the words "like" or "as". In this metaphor, Juliet is being described as radiant, beautiful, and the center of attention, just like the sun is in the sky. The metaphor helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and emphasizes Juliet's importance and impact.

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