Figurative Language Test Practice
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a word or phrase that departs from everyday literal language for the sake of comparison, emphasis, clarity, or freshness.
consists of words and phrases that appeal to a reader's five senses
a form of comparison in which one thing is compared to another unlike thing by using specific words of comparison using like, as, or resembles
My sister is like a doll
My brother's good as gold.
compares two unlike things without using like, as, or resembles.
My brother is a rat.
My baby sister is a doll.
the use of words whose sounds echo their meanings
the giving of human qualities to an animal, object, or idea
The tree wept at the loss of its leaves.
The chair groaned in protest under the weight of the Sumo Wrestler.
an extreme exaggeration; it is so extreme that it would never be possible.
I think of you a million times a day.
He was so tall that soup froze on the way to his stomach.
an expression that has a different meaning from the meaning of its individual words.
Get off the hook
Pot calling the kettle black
I move fast like a cheetah on the African plain.
You are an ant, while I'm the lion.
I walked a million miles in order to get home this afternoon.
The sky misses the sun at night.
Out of reach, I pull out with a screech.
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels / And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells T.S. Eliot
She's as busy as a bee.
You are what you eat.
My teddy bear gave me a hug.
My dog sat at the back door crying for admittance.
My cereal made the sounds: snap, crackle, and pop.
He was so hungry, that he ate that whole cornfield for lunch, stalks and all.
She's burning the candle at both ends.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
the humorous use of a word, or of different words, sounded alike, so as to play on the many meanings.
the repetition of the same beginning consonant sound.
the repetition of vowel sounds within nonrhyming words.
a reference to a famous person, place, event, or work of literature.
saying less than what is true, usually for humor.
a statement in which two word pairs share the same relationship.
the dictionary definition of a word.
the ideas and feeling associated with a word.
the difference between what we expect will happen and what really happen.
contrast between what a reader or character expects and what actually exists or happens. (an unexpected situation)
when the reader knows something the character does not.
someone exaggerates or says one thing and means another.
anything used as a symbol or emblem to add meaning in a literary work.
a person, place, or an activity that stands for something else.
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