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Metaphor Quizzes & Trivia

Are you the black sheep of the family? Or you’re an angel? Is your brother boiling mad? Was her voice music for your ears? Do you feel blue? Is your heart broken? Metaphorically speaking, the answers could be yes, otherwise the answers are definitely no. Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are poles apart from each other but have some characteristics common between them.

So, can you give me some examples of metaphors? Do you know what does a “dead metaphor” means? Can you tell me how many live metaphors are in this text? Answer the questions and see if you can beat your friends at these quizzes.
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Can you identify similies and metaphors in English? Similes and metaphors are figures of speech that are used to show extent or comparisons. These words can be used interchangeably and are used by writers to help the reader form...

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    The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the shelves. 

The main difference between a simile and a metaphor is that a simile uses the words "like" or "as" to draw a comparison and a metaphor simply states the comparison without using either of the two words. Do you...

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    Which is it? A simile, metaphor or something else?The pool was a boiling cauldron on that hot summer day.

Choose which answer is a metaphor.

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    Choose which one is a metaphor.

A metaphor is an implied simile. It says that the two things are one and the same. A simile, on the other hand, says that one thing is like another. This quiz has been developed to identify the correct metaphor and simile. There...

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    How many stanzas does the poem Metaphor have?

Test your ability to identify 4 kinds of literary devices.

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    She was as sweet as sugar. This is an example of a metaphor.
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Metaphor Questions & Answers


What is it? The giants steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.
This is a metaphor. Anyone's steps cannot BE thunder, they can sound like thunder or they can represent thunder to the frightened listener. A metaphor is a figure of speech where a word or phrase is attached to an object or action to which it can't b
What is a metaphor?
A metaphor is a figure of speech which refers to one thing by mentioning another thing. Some examples of metaphor are as follows: If you wanted to say that a person is angry, you can say that “He/She is boiling mad.” If you wanted to say