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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.
''As alike as two peas in a pod''
They ran like greased lightning
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
"Betty Boo baked badly burnt cookies."
The window sang her mournful songs through the falling leaves.
Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball backover the net.
My sister uses so much makeup that when she smiles, her cheeks fall off.
I threw in the towel.
The sun glared down at me from the sky.
My eyes danced with delight.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
It was so cold, even the polar bears were wearing jackets!
That joke is so old the last time I heard it I was riding a dinosaur.
Curiosity killed the cat
The grass was as sharp as a sword.
Bob was a master, knocking down all the bowling pins.
My best friend is so forgetful, I sometimes have to remind her what her name is
A program's tools never need sharpening! Data is physically altered by a program.
Fear knocked on the door
You snore louder than a freight train
My hands were as cold as ice.
They ran like greased lightning.
Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred,
Then another thousand, then a second hundred,
Then still another thousand, then a hundred.
Her tears flowed down her cheeks like the Mississippi River
A blanket of snow covered the streets
I was so tired I could sleep for a year
The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell
the cloud was like a giant, fluffy, cotton ball.
His smile was a huge, colorful, rainbow after a giant storm.
My backpack weighs a ton!
The rain danced in a pattern, repeating the steps over and over as it fell.
The sun danced across the sky on the hot summer day.
Playing cards with Sam is like trying to outsmart a Vegas slot machine.
Fear knocked on the door.
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.
His eyes burned into mine.
Becky's beagle barked and bayed, becoming bothersome for Billy.
Her eyes were darting searchlights, scanning the room for her rival
The first rays of morning tiptoed through the meadow.
My dog is so ugly, we had to pay the fleas to live on him.