Quiz: How Do You Use Figurative Language?

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Quiz: How Do You Use Figurative Language?

How do you use figurative language, and would you be able to pass this quiz? Regarding this quiz, you should be aware of how to use figurative language in a sentence. This quiz revolves around many types of figurative language. This language includes onomatopoeia, metaphor, simile, personification, hyperbole, allusion, oxymoron, rhyming couplet, text features, sensory images, alliteration, mood, theme, and repetition. This quiz involves knowing what these types of figurative languages mean and how to use them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    “Her face is like a sunbeam,” is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 2. 
    “The tropical storm slept for two days,” is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Hyperbole

  • 3. 
    "I had so much homework, I needed a pickup truck to carry all my books home!" What type of figurative language is used here?
    • A. 

      Hyperbole

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 4. 
    Which of the following contains an example of allusion?
    • A. 

      She is like the wind through my trees.

    • B. 

      Life's a dance you learn as you go.

    • C. 

      We're from the country and we like it that way.

    • D. 

      As the angels sing an old Hank Williams song, time marches on.

  • 5. 
    What is a literary technique in which two contradictory words come together for a special effect? For example, original copy or jumbo shrimp.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 6. 
    What is the use of words and phrases in an unusual way? Writers often use this to make their writing more colorful, powerful, and interesting.  Examples include simile, metaphor, irony, and personification.
    • A. 

      Figurative language

    • B. 

      Rhyming couplet

    • C. 

      Text features

    • D. 

      Sensory images

  • 7. 
    "Let us go forth and lead the land we love" contains an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Mood

    • B. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • C. 

      Theme

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 8. 
    We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.             In this poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, what poetic device is used?
    • A. 

      Repetition

    • B. 

      Theme

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Simile

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