Simile, Metaphor Or Personification: Can You Identify? Quiz

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  • 1. 

    A milkweed pod was bulging like a coin purse on the ground of damp woods.

    Explanation
    The given sentence uses the word "like" to compare a milkweed pod to a coin purse. This comparison creates a vivid image in the reader's mind and helps to convey the size and shape of the milkweed pod. The use of the word "like" indicates that this is a simile, a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as".

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  • 2. 

    The Pacific is a bulging eyeball of water.

    Explanation
    The statement "The Pacific is a bulging eyeball of water" is a metaphor because it compares the Pacific Ocean to a bulging eyeball. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to evoke a vivid image and convey a sense of the size or shape of the Pacific Ocean. Metaphors are figures of speech that use one thing to represent or symbolize another, adding depth and creativity to language.

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  • 3. 

    Starlings made a playground of the scarecrow's head as it stood in the cornfield.

    Explanation
    The sentence describes how starlings used the scarecrow's head as a playground while it was standing in the cornfield. This implies that the scarecrow was not effective in scaring away the birds, as they were comfortable enough to treat it as a play area.

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  • 4. 

    The tulips and daffodils danced in the breeze.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of personification because it attributes human characteristics, specifically the ability to dance, to the tulips and daffodils. Personification is a figure of speech that gives human qualities to inanimate objects or non-human entities, adding depth and emotion to the description. In this case, the personification creates a vivid image of the flowers swaying and moving gracefully in the breeze, enhancing the reader's sensory experience.

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  • 5. 

    John's room was a garden choked with weeds.

    Explanation
    This sentence uses a metaphor to describe John's room. It compares his room to a garden choked with weeds, implying that it is messy and neglected. This metaphor helps create a vivid image in the reader's mind and conveys the idea that John's room is in disarray.

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  • 6. 

    The trees of the forest sympathetically watched over the lost child.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are given to non-human entities. In this sentence, the trees are being described as sympathetically watching over the lost child, which is a human quality. This personification adds depth and emotion to the scene, making it more vivid and engaging for the reader.

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  • 7. 

    Just like a troop of ants, everyone on the football team enthusiastically helped set up the new goal posts.

    Explanation
    The given sentence uses the word "like" to compare the football team to a troop of ants. This comparison is a simile, which is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the simile emphasizes the teamwork and enthusiasm of the football team by comparing them to the organized and hardworking nature of ants.

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  • 8. 

    Outside, fog hanging like old coats between trees.

    Explanation
    The given statement "Outside, fog hanging like old coats between trees" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as". In this case, the fog is being compared to old coats, indicating that the fog is thick and hanging in a similar manner to how old coats would hang between trees.

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  • 9. 

    The child looked around as his class galloped about the room, but he couldn't spot her.

  • 10. 

    My heart was sputtering its usual tiny, blue flame.

    Explanation
    The phrase "My heart was sputtering its usual tiny, blue flame" is a metaphor because it compares the heart to a sputtering flame. The use of the word "sputtering" suggests that the heart is struggling or not functioning smoothly, while "tiny, blue flame" implies that the heart's intensity or passion is small and possibly fading. This metaphorical language helps convey the speaker's emotional state or physical condition in a vivid and imaginative way.

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  • 11. 

    The fickle storm decided that our town was the place to dump its load of snow.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of personification because it attributes human qualities to a non-human entity, in this case, the storm. By saying that the storm "decided" and "dumped its load of snow," the writer is giving the storm human-like characteristics of decision-making and action.

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  • 12. 

    The giant tree invited the weary traveler to escape the hot sun.

    Explanation
    The given sentence uses personification by attributing human qualities to a non-human object, the giant tree. The tree is described as inviting the weary traveler, which is a human action. This literary device helps create a vivid image in the reader's mind and adds depth to the description of the scene.

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