Figurative Language Quizzes & Trivia

This one is for all of the poets out there. Just kidding, all of us have used this type of communication at one point or another throughout our lives. It’s probably true, though, that most of us have used this when we’ve been in love, Figurative language is an integral part of our personalities though and without it we would find it incredibly hard to express our feelings in an artistic manner.

So, check out these samples from our figurative language trivia: An extended metaphor is metaphor that is continued over what? Personification is the attribution of a personal nature or character to what? Hyperbole is a figure of speech which uses an extravagant or exaggerated statement to express what? Find out more only with our figurative language trivia.
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This is a quiz to determine how well students are able to identify poetic devices used in poetry. It also includes defining some poetic terms. So, since you are here, give it a try and test the knowledge of the poet inside you!

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    “Her face is like a sunbeam,” is an example of what type of figurative language?

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 6028   |  Last updated: Feb 22, 2013
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    A figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare to dissimilar things is called:

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 1671   |  Last updated: Nov 22, 2017
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    _________ is a comparison figurative piece of language that uses 'like' or 'as'.

Take a figurative language quiz to test your knowledge of the simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, and irony.

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 4036   |  Last updated: Nov 22, 2017
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    Scenario: After taking the test, you walk out of the room complaining about how badly you scored because you didn't feel like you studied hard enough.  You blame both the test and the teacher because of you score.  Your teacher looks at you and says, "Well, looks like you tried your best on that one."  Which of the following does this scenario best represent?

This is a figurative language the topics we will be covering in class. You will be asked to identify as well as interpret similes, metaphors, personification, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Good Luck, we know you'll do well.

Questions: 13  |  Attempts: 1917   |  Last updated: Jun 22, 2018
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    A type of figurative language that compares one thing to another thing using the words "like" or "as" is called a ______________________________.

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Figurative Language Questions & Answers

What type of figurative language is the following example? 'Her face is like a sunbeam.'
The correct answer to this question is C, Simile. Similes compare two things to each other by using the words like or as. The sentence provided uses the word like to compare her face to a sunbeam. Another example is "The baby is as strong as a w
What is the following an example of? My sister's room is a pig pen.
This is a metaphor, not a simile. Similes use "like" or "as" in the comparison, and since this statement reads, "My sister's room is a pig pen," which uses neither like nor as in the comparative statement, it isa metapho
What type of figurative language is used here? I had so much homework, I needed a pickup truck to carry all my books home!
It is no doubt that the correct answer is letter A. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that shows emphasis on something through extreme exaggeration. In the given sentence, the speaker is saying that she had so much homework to do and she will be needin
Which example is this? The lake was as clear as glass.
Simile, because it uses the word as; and the definition of simile is comparing two things using the words like or as.