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  • 1. 

    Which of the following are types of figurative language? (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Idiom

    • C.

      Denotation

    • D.

      Preposition

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Metaphor
    B. Idiom
    Explanation
    Metaphor and idiom are both types of figurative language. Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as", while an idiom is a phrase or expression that has a different meaning than its literal interpretation. Denotation refers to the literal or dictionary definition of a word, and preposition is a part of speech that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. Therefore, denotation and preposition are not types of figurative language.

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  • 2. 

    Hit the lights is an example of which type of figurative language? (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Connotation

    • C.

      Pun

    • D.

      Idiom

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    D. Idiom
    Explanation
    "Hit the lights" is an example of an idiom because it is a phrase that has a figurative meaning that is different from its literal meaning. In this case, "hit the lights" means to turn off the lights, not to physically hit them.

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  • 3. 

    A hyperbole is an extreme ______.

    Correct Answer
    exaggeration
    exageration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "exaggeration." A hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves extreme exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. It is used to make a point or create a vivid image by overstating or exaggerating something.

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  • 4. 

    It took an eternity for the stoplight to change to green is an example of ______.

    Correct Answer
    hyperbole
    Explanation
    The phrase "It took an eternity for the stoplight to change to green" is an exaggerated statement, implying that the wait for the stoplight to change felt extremely long. This is an example of hyperbole, which is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this case, the use of "eternity" emphasizes the speaker's frustration and impatience with the long wait for the stoplight to turn green.

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  • 5. 

    The avalanche devoured everything in its path is an example of ______. (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Assonance

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Metaphor

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The avalanche devoured everything in its path" is an example of personification. Personification is a literary device where human qualities or actions are attributed to non-human entities. In this case, the avalanche is given the human-like action of devouring, which is not something an inanimate object like an avalanche can actually do.

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  • 6. 

    The classroom was a zoo is an example of ______. (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Onomatopoeia

    • D.

      Consonance

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "The classroom was a zoo" is an example of a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things by stating that one thing is another thing. In this case, the classroom is being compared to a zoo, implying that it was chaotic, noisy, or unruly.

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  • 7. 

    At five o'clock on Friday, the interstate was a parking lot is an example of ______.

    Correct Answer
    metaphor
    Explanation
    This statement is an example of a metaphor because it is comparing the interstate to a parking lot. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to convey the idea that the interstate was extremely congested and not moving, similar to a parking lot where cars are stationary.

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  • 8. 

    The succulent steaks sizzled on the hot grill is an example of which type of figurative language? (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Onomatopoeia

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Alliteration

    • D.

      Pun

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Onomatopoeia
    C. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The phrase "succulent steaks sizzled" contains both onomatopoeia and alliteration. Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds, and "sizzled" imitates the sound of the steaks cooking on the hot grill. Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, and "succulent steaks sizzled" repeats the "s" sound.

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  • 9. 

    Grandpa lounged on the raft in the middle of the pool like an old battleship is an example of ______. (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Consonance

    • D.

      Simile

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    D. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Grandpa lounged on the raft in the middle of the pool like an old battleship" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the comparison is made between Grandpa and an old battleship, suggesting that Grandpa is similar to an old battleship in terms of his appearance or demeanor while lounging on the raft.

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  • 10. 

    Assonance is the repetition of ______ sounds.

    Correct Answer
    vowel
    Explanation
    Assonance is a literary device that involves the repetition of vowel sounds within words or phrases. It creates a musical quality in the text and adds emphasis or rhythm to the writing. By repeating vowel sounds, the author can create a specific mood or tone in the piece. This technique is commonly used in poetry and song lyrics to enhance the overall aesthetic and impact of the work.

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  • 11. 

    A word that conveys a ______ is known as onomatopoeia.

    Correct Answer
    sound
    Explanation
    Onomatopoeia is a literary device where a word imitates or suggests the sound it represents. In this case, the word that conveys a sound is known as onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeic words are often used in literature and poetry to create a vivid and sensory experience for the reader by mimicking the sounds of the real world.

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  • 12. 

    The fire engine screamed down the road is an example of ______. (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Hyperbole

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer
    B. Personification
    Explanation
    The phrase "The fire engine screamed down the road" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to inanimate objects or animals. In this case, the fire engine is given the human characteristic of screaming, which is a form of personification.

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  • 13. 

    Some more common types of figurative language include: (Check all that apply.)

    • A.

      Irony

    • B.

      Onomatopoeia

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Assonance

    • E.

      I don't know.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Onomatopoeia
    D. Assonance
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes onomatopoeia and assonance. Onomatopoeia refers to words that imitate the sound they represent, such as "buzz" or "boom." Assonance, on the other hand, is the repetition of vowel sounds within words, such as "fleet feet sweep by sleeping geese." Irony and verb are not types of figurative language, and "I don't know" is not a valid option.

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