Simile, Metaphor Or Personification Test Part II

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Read the statement and identify whether it is an example of a simile, metaphor or personification.


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  • 1. 

    The day after the rain, the air was clean and fresh.  A soft breeze carried the scent of lilacs.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence personifies the air by stating that it was clean and fresh after the rain. Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics are attributed to non-human things. In this case, the air is given the human characteristic of being clean and fresh, which is not literally possible.

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  • 2. 

    The boy's room was an amusement arcade.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "The boy's room was an amusement arcade" is a metaphor because it is comparing the boy's room to an amusement arcade. This comparison suggests that the boy's room is lively, exciting, and filled with various forms of entertainment, just like an amusement arcade. The metaphor adds vividness and imagery to the description of the boy's room, creating a stronger impact on the reader's imagination.

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  • 3. 

    Louis is as strong and as tall as a redwood tree.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares Louis to a redwood tree using the words "as strong and as tall as," indicating a similarity between the two. This is a clear example of a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as."

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  • 4. 

    Computers talk to one another.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    Personification is the correct answer because it is the literary device used to attribute human qualities or characteristics to non-human entities. In this context, the statement "Computers talk to one another" is using personification to give human-like communication abilities to computers.

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  • 5. 

    The train whistle screamed as the train flew through the tunnel.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human qualities to the train whistle by saying that it "screamed." In reality, a train whistle cannot scream as it is an inanimate object. This use of personification helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds emphasis to the sound of the whistle.

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  • 6. 

    The kitchen is the heart of my mother's home.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "the kitchen is the heart of my mother's home" is comparing the kitchen to the heart, suggesting that it is the central and most important part of the home, just like the heart is the central and most important organ in the body. This is an example of a metaphor, as it is making a direct comparison without using "like" or "as".

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  • 7. 

    The idea was a fire in my head.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "a fire in my head" is comparing the idea to a fire, implying that it was intense, consuming, and uncontrollable. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps to convey the intensity and passion of the idea. Therefore, the correct answer is metaphor, as it is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things without using "like" or "as".

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  • 8. 

    The waxed floor was as slippery as an ice rink.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the slipperiness of the waxed floor to that of an ice rink using the word "as." This indicates that it is a simile, as similes use "like" or "as" to make a comparison between two unlike things. In this case, the waxed floor and the ice rink are being compared in terms of slipperiness.

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  • 9. 

    Grandmother's dresser smelled like a rose garden.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Grandmother's dresser smelled like a rose garden" 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 smell of the grandmother's dresser is being compared to the pleasant fragrance of a rose garden.

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  • 10. 

    The truck groaned under the weight of its load.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human characteristics to the truck by saying that it "groaned" under the weight of its load. Since trucks are not capable of making sounds or expressing emotions like humans, this is an example of personification.

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