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Figurative Language 6th grade

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All eyes were glued to the TV.
idiom
Don't be so down in the dumps.
idiom
Randy wrapped a red ribbon around the rattle.
alliteration
The mischievous mice missed their midnight meal.
alliteration
I counted a million sheep before I fell asleep.
hyperbole
Ted was a nervous cat as he worried about his appointment.
metaphor
Her eyes flashed like lightning.
simile
My mouth was a dry desert.
metaphor
The honeybee buzzed as it zoomed from flower to flower.
onomatopoeia
The water gurgled down the sink.
onomatopoeia
During the earthquake, the dishes danced on the table.
personification
The sun wrapped its arms around me.
personification
Ms. McDonald has x-ray vision - she knows what you are thinking.
hyperbole
My cat is such a feather, I could carry her around for hours.
metaphor
The moon winked in the midnight sky.
personification
The clock on the mantle ticked away the hours.
onomatopoeia
A comparison using "like" or "as."
Simile
Well known phrase that means something different than the words seem to mean.
Idiom
The beginning sound of a word repeated two or more times in a sentence.
Alliteration
An extreme exaggeration - not to be taken literally.
Hyperbole
Describes a non-human item with human qualities.
Personification
words that sound like what they mean
onomatopoeia
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as (saying it "is" the other thing)
Metaphor
"She let the cat out of the bag."
Idiom
"Let sleeping dogs lie."
Idiom
"She kicked the bucket."
Idiom
"I'm not hanging noodles from your ears."
Idiom (Russian) :)
"Chicago is a city that is fierce as a dog"
Simile
"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?"
Simile
When Robert Burns wrote, "O my Luve's like a red, red rose," which figure of speech was he using?
Simile
"The old mansion frowned down at us from the top of the hill" is an example of which figure of speech?
Personification
Her eyes were beacons as she stared at the pitcher.
Metaphor
The ball was a bullet heading straight for the top of the fence.
Metaphor
The ball refused to be caught.
Personification.
The sun greeted us in the morning.
Personification.
The grass tickled the baby's feet.
Personification.
When she sings, her voice is like velvet.
Simile.
The ice in the arena was as smooth as glass.
Simile
The kite drank the wind and laughed across the sky.
Personification
The water was a glove that enveloped the swimmer's body.
Metaphor
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Idiom.
You're the apple of my eye.
Idiom.
We ate catfish for dinner.
None
We always try to do our best .
None
The car was bright, shiny, and new.
None.
Simile
A comparison using "like" or "as."
Idiom
Well known phrase that means something different than the words seem to mean.
Alliteration
The beginning sound of a word repeated two or more times in a sentence.
Hyperbole
An extreme exaggeration - not to be taken literally.
Personification
Describes a non-human item with human qualities.
onomatopoeia
words that sound like what they mean
Metaphor
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as (saying it "is" the other thing)
symbolism
when objects represent something else
imagery
a collection of word pictures that appeal to the reader; uses devices such as metaphor, simile, etc.
onomatopoeia
using a word whose sound imitates the object being described
rhyme
precise repetition of final syllables in at least two words