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Figurative Language Examples - 5th Grade

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