Figurative Language Examples - 5th Grade

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44 terms · Match the type of figuruative language to each example. Designed for 5th graders by 5th graders.

simile

''As alike as two peas in a pod''

simile

They ran like greased lightning

idiom

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."

alliteration

"Betty Boo baked badly burnt cookies."

personification

The window sang her mournful songs through the falling leaves.

onomatopoeia

"Pop!"

metaphor

Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball backover the net.

hyperbole

My sister uses so much makeup that when she smiles, her cheeks fall off.

idiom

I threw in the towel.

personifiacation

The sun glared down at me from the sky.

personification

My eyes danced with delight.

hyberbole

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

hyperbole

It was so cold, even the polar bears were wearing jackets!

hyperbole

That joke is so old the last time I heard it I was riding a dinosaur.

Idiom

Curiosity killed the cat

simile

The grass was as sharp as a sword.

metaphor

Bob was a master, knocking down all the bowling pins.

hyperbole

My best friend is so forgetful, I sometimes have to remind her what her name is

metaphor

A program's tools never need sharpening! Data is physically altered by a program.

personification

Fear knocked on the door

hyperbole

You snore louder than a freight train

simile

My hands were as cold as ice.

hyperbole

They ran like greased lightning.

alliteration

Dressy Daffodils

hyperbole

Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred,
Then another thousand, then a second hundred,
Then still another thousand, then a hundred.
Catullus

simile

Her tears flowed down her cheeks like the Mississippi River

metaphor

A blanket of snow covered the streets

hyperbole

I was so tired I could sleep for a year

personification

The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell

simile

the cloud was like a giant, fluffy, cotton ball.

metaphor

His smile was a huge, colorful, rainbow after a giant storm.

Hyperbole

My backpack weighs a ton!

personification

The rain danced in a pattern, repeating the steps over and over as it fell.

personification

The sun danced across the sky on the hot summer day.

simile

Playing cards with Sam is like trying to outsmart a Vegas slot machine.

personification

Fear knocked on the door.

personification

My computer hates to do my homework.

simile and alliteration

As bald as a baby's backside.

Alliteration and Personification

Dancing dewdrops don't die down.

Idiom

His eyes burned into mine.

alliteration

Becky's beagle barked and bayed, becoming bothersome for Billy.

metaphor

Her eyes were darting searchlights, scanning the room for her rival

personification

The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.

hyperbole

My dog is so ugly, we had to pay the fleas to live on him.

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