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.

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!

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 17438   |  Last updated: Apr 25, 2019
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    “Her face is like a sunbeam,” is an example of what type of figurative language?

Please select the correct answer for each question.

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 1880   |  Last updated: Jan 18, 2016
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    _________________________ is a name given to literary devices that are not meant to be interpreted literally; they are meant to be interpreted imaginatively.

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

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 1003   |  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?


Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 631   |  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:

Read the questions.  Tell me what type of figurative language is being used.

Questions: 29  |  Attempts: 411   |  Last updated: Nov 7, 2017
  • Sample Question
    She is like the wind.




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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 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.
What type of figurative language is the following sentence an example of? The tropical storm slept for two days
The correct answer to this question is B, Personification. This figure of speech gives animals, ideas, or objects human qualities. These qualities can include emotions, guestures, the ability to talk, desires, and sensations. In this sentence, the st
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