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1.

Which figure of speech has been used here? He was as brave as a lion.

Answer: Simile
Explanation:
The sentence "He was as brave as a lion" is an example of a simile because it compares the bravery of the person to the bravery of a lion using the word "as." A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the person's bravery is being compared to the bravery typically associated with a lion, emphasizing their courage.
2.

Which figure of speech has been used here? "All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances;"

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
The given passage from William Shakespeare's play "As You Like It" compares the world to a stage and the men and women to players. This comparison is a metaphor because it directly states that one thing is another. The metaphorical comparison helps to convey the idea that life is like a play, where people have their entrances and exits, just like actors on a stage.
3.

Which figure of speech has been used here? "Death lays its icy hands on kings."

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
The phrase "Death lays its icy hands on kings" is an example of personification because it attributes human-like qualities or actions to the abstract concept of death. By saying that death "lays its icy hands," it gives death the ability to physically touch or interact with individuals, like a person would. This personification helps to create a vivid and powerful image of death's impact on even the most powerful and privileged individuals.
4.

Which figure of speech has been used here? "My love is like a red rose..."

Answer: Simile
Explanation:
The figure of speech used in the phrase "My love is like a red, red rose..." is a simile. Similes compare two different things using the words "like" or "as" to highlight similarities between them. In this case, the comparison of "love" to a "red rose" using "like" clearly identifies it as a simile. This helps convey the beauty and intensity of the speaker's love through the imagery of a vivid and beautiful flower.
5.

Which figure of speech has been used here? "Death! Where is thy sting? O Grave! Where is thy victory?"

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
Personification is a literary device in which human qualities are attributed to abstract concepts or inanimate objects. In this case, death and the grave are personified as entities capable of experiencing emotions or actions, such as feeling a "sting" or achieving "victory."
6.

Which figure of speech has been used here? The snow is a white blanket. 

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
The phrase "The snow is a white blanket. " is a metaphor because it compares the snow to a blanket, suggesting that the snow softens the earth and warms it.  A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things without using "like" or "as." In this case, the comparison is implied, as the snow is not literally a blanket but is being described as one to convey specific characteristics.
7.

Which figure of speech has been used here? The light danced on the surface of the water.

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
 The given sentence "The light danced on the water " is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which non-human objects or entities are given human characteristics or qualities. In this sentence, the light is described as having the human quality of dancing on top of the water.
8.

Which figure of speech has been used here? The boat was tossed like a cork on the waves.

Answer: Simile
Explanation:
The given sentence "The boat was tossed like a cork on the waves" is an example of a simile. Similes are figures of speech that make a comparison between two different things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the boat is being compared to a cork, emphasizing how easily it is being thrown around by the waves. The use of "like" indicates that it is a simile, rather than a metaphor or personification. Irony, on the other hand, involves a contrast between what is expected and what actually happens, which is not present in this sentence.
9.

Which figure of speech has been used here? "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?  Thou art more lovely and more temperate:" Sonnet 18: William Shakespeare

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
The given answer, metaphor, is correct because the lines "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" and "Thou art more lovely and more temperate" are comparing the person being addressed to a summer's day without using "like" or "as." This comparison suggests that the person is even more beautiful and pleasant than a summer's day, emphasizing their attractiveness and positive qualities.
10.

Which figure of speech has been used here? Blind justice was not on his side.

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
The phrase "Blind justice was not on his side" personifies justice by giving it the human characteristic of being blind. This suggests that justice is impartial and unbiased, but in this case, it is not favoring the person in question. Personification is the attribution of human qualities to non-human entities, and in this case, justice is being portrayed as a character that can either support or go against someone.
11.

Which figure of speech has been used here? “Life is like a box of chocolates.”

Answer: Simile
Explanation:
The given statement, "Life is like a box of chocolates," is a simile because it uses the word "like" to compare life to a box of chocolates. In a simile, two things are compared using "like" or "as." The comparison suggests that life is similar to a box of chocolates in some way, possibly implying that life is unpredictable and full of surprises, just like the different flavors in a box of chocolates.
12.

Which figure of speech has been used here? Ria heard the last piece of pie calling her name.

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
The given sentence personifies the last piece of pie by suggesting that it is calling Ria's name. This is an example of personification, which is a figure of speech that gives human qualities or abilities to non-human objects or animals. In this case, the pie is given the ability to speak and call out to Ria, which is not something that a pie can actually do.
13.

Which figure of speech has been used here? My alarm yelled at me this morning.

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
The correct answer is personification because it gives human characteristics to the alarm by saying that it "yelled" at the person. Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects or animals are given human qualities or characteristics. In this case, the alarm is being described as if it has the ability to yell, which is a human action.
14.

Which figure of speech has been used here? Her eyes are diamonds.

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
This statement is a metaphor because it compares the person's eyes to diamonds, suggesting that they are beautiful, sparkling, and precious. It is not a direct comparison using "like" or "as," which would make it a simile. Personification would involve giving human qualities to non-human objects, which is not the case here. Euphemism refers to the use of a mild or indirect word or expression in place of a harsh or blunt one, which is not applicable in this context.
15.

Which figure of speech has been used here? She is a shining star.

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
The phrase "She is a shining star" is a metaphor because it compares the person to a star, suggesting that she possesses qualities such as brightness, beauty, and radiance. Metaphors make a direct comparison between two unrelated things to create a vivid image or convey a deeper meaning. In this case, the metaphor emphasizes the person's exceptional qualities and implies that she stands out and brings light to others' lives.
16.

Which figure of speech has been used here? I've told you to stop a thousand times.

Answer: Hyperbole
Explanation:
The correct answer is hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this sentence, the speaker is using hyperbole to emphasize the fact that they have asked the person to stop many times. By saying "a thousand times," they are exaggerating the number of times they have made this request.
17.

Which figure of speech has been used here? A traffic cop gets suspended for not paying his parking tickets

Answer: Irony
Explanation:
The correct answer is irony because there is a contrast between the expected behavior of a traffic cop, who is supposed to enforce parking rules, and the fact that he himself is not paying his parking tickets. This situation is ironic because it goes against the expected or intended outcome. Irony often involves a discrepancy between what is expected and what actually happens.
18.

Which figure of speech has been used here? He has a heart of gold.

Answer: Metaphor
Explanation:
This statement is a metaphor because it is his heart to gold. A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two things that are unrelated but share common characteristics. In this case, his heart and gold are being compared, suggesting that he cares about a lot. 
19.

Which figure of speech has been used here? That must have cost a billion dollars.

Answer: Hyperbole
Explanation:
The correct answer is hyperbole. Hyperbole is a figure of speech that involves exaggeration for emphasis or dramatic effect. In this statement, the speaker is using hyperbole to emphasize the enormous cost of something, suggesting that it was extremely expensive, possibly even reaching a billion dollars.
20.

Which figure of speech has been used here? The thunder grumbled.

Answer: Personification
Explanation:
The given sentence "The thunder grumbled" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech in which human characteristics or qualities are attributed to non-human things. In this case, thunder, which is a natural phenomenon, is given the human characteristic of grumbling. This helps to create a vivid image and adds depth to the description of the sound of thunder.
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