Identify All These Figures Of Speech Quiz

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Figures of speech are used to give meaning to action other than their literal meaning. Figures of speech can be classified into four types. Have you been paying attention when we covered this topic in grammar class? See if you can identify these types of figurative language? Let's play this quiz and learn more about the figure of speech as we test your ability!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    His new shoes were so big they looked like boats.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Idiom

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    E. Hyperbole
    Explanation
    No one has shoes as large as boats.

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  • 2. 

    Before the storm, the sky got as dark as midnight.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Simile
    Explanation
    The clue here is "as dark as". This shows it is a simile.

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  • 3. 

    The big, brown bear bounded over the stream.

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Hyperbole

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The repeating consonant "b" makes this alliteration.

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  • 4. 

    The clang of the bell woke the sleeping dog.

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Hyperbole

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    A bell makes a sound like a "clang" which is Onomatopoeia.

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  • 5. 

    Life is a roller coaster.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    D. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This compares life to roller coaster without "as" or "like".

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  • 6. 

    The bright, blue balls looked gorgeous on the Christmas tree.

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Alliteration

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Simile

    Correct Answer
    B. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The repeating consonant "b" makes this alliteration.

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  • 7. 

    My love is a red, red rose

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Onomatopoeia

    • E.

      Comparing loves and roses makes this a metaphor while repeating the "r" also makes alliteration. Sorry, I tricked you!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Alliteration
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    This sentence is a metaphor that contains an alliteration. The red, red rose is the alliteration while the comparison of love to the rose is a metphor.

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  • 8. 

    Ker-blam went the door as the wind blew it closed.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    Correct Answer
    C. Onomatopoeia
    Explanation
    "Ker-blam" is the sound of the door.

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