Identifying And Interpreting Similes

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  • 1. 

    A simile compares two unlike things using like or as.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." It is a form of figurative language that helps create vivid imagery and make comparisons more relatable. By using "like" or "as," similes highlight similarities between two different objects or ideas. Therefore, the given statement is correct in stating that a simile compares two unlike things using "like" or "as."

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  • 2. 

    Select the below phrases that are similes.

    • A.

      My dog is as smelly as a sock.

    • B.

      She dances like a fish out of water

    • C.

      Her eyes are diamonds.

    • D.

      Time flies when you are having fun.

    • E.

      Sally jumped to the finish line like a rabbit.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. My dog is as smelly as a sock.
    B. She dances like a fish out of water
    E. Sally jumped to the finish line like a rabbit.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "My dog is as smelly as a sock." This phrase is a simile because it compares the smell of the dog to the smell of a sock using the word "as."

    "She dances like a fish out of water" is also a simile because it compares the way she dances to the way a fish behaves when out of water.

    "Sally jumped to the finish line like a rabbit" is a simile because it compares Sally's jumping to the behavior of a rabbit.

    "Her eyes are diamonds" is not a simile because it is a metaphor, comparing the quality of her eyes to diamonds without using "like" or "as."

    "Time flies when you are having fun" is an idiom, not a simile.

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  • 3. 

    The simile, "The umpire is as blind as a bat" would be used to

    • A.

      Say he made a bad call.

    • B.

      He cannot see at all.

    • C.

      He is like a bat

    Correct Answer
    A. Say he made a bad call.
    Explanation
    The simile "The umpire is as blind as a bat" implies that the umpire made a bad call. This comparison suggests that the umpire's decision was incorrect or unfair, similar to how a bat's poor eyesight may lead it to make mistakes. The phrase does not literally mean that the umpire cannot see at all or that he is like a bat in general.

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  • 4. 

    How is the following simile used in this sentence. "I am as high as a kite when I get an A on a test."

  • 5. 

    The simile "Burnt like toast" would best describe

    • A.

      The color of one's hair.

    • B.

      The sunburn I got at the beach.

    • C.

      The color of my bedroom walls.

    Correct Answer
    B. The sunburn I got at the beach.
    Explanation
    The simile "Burnt like toast" implies that something has been severely burned or charred, just like toast that has been left in the toaster for too long. This would best describe the sunburn one got at the beach, as sunburns can cause the skin to become red, painful, and even blistered, resembling the burnt appearance of toast. It does not relate to the color of one's hair or the color of bedroom walls.

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