Simile, Metaphor, Or Neither

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Simile, Metaphor, Or Neither - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Kelly's high-pitched laugh was like a hyena's cackle.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Kelly's high-pitched laugh to a hyena's cackle using the word "like," indicating that it is a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison emphasizes the similarity between Kelly's laugh and the loud, raucous sound of a hyena's cackle, implying that her laugh is similarly loud and distinctive.

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  • 2. 

    The dense fog was like a curtain concealing the road.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement compares the dense fog to a curtain concealing the road using the word "like," indicating a comparison between two different things. This is a characteristic of a simile, which is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things using "like" or "as." In this case, the fog is being described as similar to a curtain in its ability to obscure or hide the road.

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  • 3. 

    Her eyes were diamonds, sparkling in the bright light.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Her eyes were diamonds, sparkling in the bright light" is an example of a metaphor. This is because it is comparing her eyes to diamonds, suggesting that her eyes have the qualities or characteristics of diamonds. The use of the word "were" indicates that it is not a literal statement, but rather a figurative comparison. The description of her eyes as "sparkling in the bright light" further emphasizes the comparison to diamonds, as diamonds are known for their sparkling appearance.

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  • 4. 

    After the three hour trail ride through the hills, Jimmy got off his horse and waddled like a duck.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Jimmy's walking after the trail ride to that of a duck by using the phrase "waddled like a duck." This is an example of a simile, as it directly compares two things using the word "like." A simile is a figure of speech that helps create vivid imagery and enhance the reader's understanding by drawing a comparison between two unrelated things.

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  • 5. 

    Hannah was a bear when she was disturbed from her sound sleep.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The sentence "Hannah was a bear when she was disturbed from her sound sleep" is an example of a metaphor. It compares Hannah to a bear, implying that she was very grumpy or irritable when she was disturbed from her sleep. Metaphors make a direct comparison between two unrelated things, without using "like" or "as" as in a simile. In this case, the comparison is between Hannah and a bear, emphasizing her mood or behavior.

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  • 6. 

    His hair was a haystack when he rolled out of bed to get ready for school.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "His hair was a haystack" is comparing his hair to a haystack, implying that his hair was messy and tangled, just like a haystack. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to create a vivid image in the reader's mind. Therefore, this is an example of a metaphor.

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  • 7. 

    The jet blew bubbles of clouds that lingered in the sky.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
  • 8. 

    The Statue of Liberty was much larger than I expected.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Neither
    Explanation
    The given statement does not contain a comparison using "like" or "as," which is characteristic of a simile. It also does not attribute human qualities to an inanimate object, which is characteristic of a metaphor. Therefore, the statement does not contain either a simile or a metaphor.

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  • 9. 

    The leaves were playing tag in the front yard when the wind picked up.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "The leaves were playing tag" is a metaphor because it is comparing the movement of the leaves to the action of playing tag, which is a human activity. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps to convey the idea that the leaves were being moved around by the wind in a playful and energetic manner.

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  • 10. 

    The sun was as bright as a flashlight shining in my eyes.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the brightness of the sun to a flashlight shining in the speaker's eyes. This comparison is done using the word "as," which is a characteristic of similes. Similes use "like" or "as" to compare two different things and create a vivid image in the reader's mind. In this case, the simile helps convey the intensity of the sun's brightness.

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