Simile, Metaphor, Personification And Alliteration Quiz

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Take this simile, metaphor, personification, and alliteration quiz and check whether you are a master at identifying figurative language. This quiz contains 15 questions, and you have to determine the correct figurative language. In every question, there is a sentence that contains figurative language. You have to guess whether it is a simile, metaphor, personification, or alliteration. So, if you think you're a true pro, take this quiz and prove it. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    The sentence "The kitchen is the heart of my mother's house" can be interpreted as both a metaphor and a personification.
    As a metaphor, it directly compares the kitchen to the heart of the house to emphasize its central and vital role.
    As personification, it attributes human-like qualities (having a heart) to the kitchen, which is an inanimate object.
    So, the correct answer is "Both B and C" because the sentence exhibits characteristics of both a metaphor and personification. Thank you for pointing out the potential dual interpretation.

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  • 2. 

    Forget the french fries, find me a burger.

    • A.

      Alliteration

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    • D.

      Personification

    Correct Answer
    A. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alliteration. Alliteration is a literary device where the repetition of initial consonant sounds occurs in neighboring words. In this case, the repetition of the "f" sound in "forget" and "french fries" creates alliteration.

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  • 3. 

    Fran's new car turned out to be trash.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The statement "Fran's new car turned out to be trash" is a metaphor because it is comparing Fran's car to trash, suggesting that the car is of poor quality or defective, just like garbage. Metaphors compare two unrelated things to create a vivid image or convey a deeper meaning. In this case, the metaphor emphasizes the disappointment or frustration Fran experiences with her new car.

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  • 4. 

    All the world's a stage.

    • A.

      Personification

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Simile

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "All the world's a stage" is a metaphor because it is comparing the world to a stage. It suggests that life is like a play, where people play different roles and go through different stages. This comparison helps to convey the idea that life is full of performances and that people are merely actors on this grand stage called the world.

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  • 5. 

    She is peaches and cream.

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The phrase "She is peaches and cream" is a metaphor because it compares the person being described to the qualities of peaches and cream. It suggests that the person has a smooth and soft complexion, just like peaches and cream.

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  • 6. 

    Sue worked hard on her report. After she presented it to the class, she felt as light as a feather.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given statement "she felt as light as a feather" is a simile because it directly compares Sue's feeling to the lightness of a feather using the word "as". A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using "like" or "as". In this case, it emphasizes the feeling of lightness and suggests that Sue felt relieved or unburdened after presenting her report.

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  • 7. 

    After a week without rain, the flowers begged to be watered.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The correct answer is personification because it gives human qualities to the flowers by saying that they "begged" to be watered. This figure of speech helps to create a vivid image and adds emotion to the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    The old car awoke reluctantly from its night's sleep. Coughing and sputtering, it finally broke into a loud roar.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given passage describes the old car as "awoke reluctantly" and "coughing and sputtering", attributing human-like qualities to the car. This personification gives the car the ability to "break into a loud roar", which is not a literal action that a car can perform. Personification involves giving human characteristics or actions to non-human entities, making it the correct answer in this case.

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  • 9. 

    The big beach blanket blew in the wind.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The big beach blanket blew in the wind" contains the repetition of the "b" sound in "big," "beach," "blanket," and "blew." This repetition of the initial consonant sound is an example of alliteration. Alliteration is a literary device that adds rhythm and musicality to a sentence by repeating the same sound or letter at the beginning of closely connected words.

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  • 10. 

    It seemed silly that Steve sat sideways.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    D. Alliteration
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity. In the given sentence, the repetition of the "s" sound in "Steve sat sideways" creates an alliterative effect.

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  • 11. 

    The old car awoke reluctantly from its night's sleep. Coughing and spluttering, it finally broke into a loud roar.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    C. Personification
    Explanation
    The given passage personifies the old car by attributing human-like qualities to it. The car is described as "awoke reluctantly" and "coughing and spluttering," which are actions typically associated with humans. This use of personification helps create a vivid image of the car coming to life, as if it were a living being.

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  • 12. 

    Fall leaves were strewn like confetti on the path.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares fall leaves to confetti on the path, using the word "like" to make the comparison. This indicates that it is a simile, as similes use "like" or "as" to compare two different things. A simile helps to create a vivid image in the reader's mind by drawing a comparison between two unrelated objects.

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  • 13. 

    After Mike climbed three flights of stairs he had to sit down; he was a puffing steam engine.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given statement "he was a puffing steam engine" is comparing Mike to a puffing steam engine. This comparison is not meant to be taken literally, but rather to emphasize how heavily and loudly Mike was breathing after climbing the stairs. This use of figurative language is characteristic of a metaphor, where one thing is described in terms of another.

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  • 14. 

    Grandmother’s dresser smelled like a rose garden.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a simile because it compares the smell of the grandmother's dresser to a rose garden using the word "like". A simile is a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to make a comparison between two different things.

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  • 15. 

    When she was done running, her legs felt like lead.

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personification

    • D.

      Alliteration

    Correct Answer
    A. Simile
    Explanation
    The given sentence compares the feeling in her legs to the heaviness of lead, indicating that her legs were extremely tired and heavy. This comparison using "like" suggests that it is a simile.

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Juliette Firla |MA |
K-12 English Expert
Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Elon University, class of 2020, with a Bachelor's in English. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.
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