Figurative Language Practice Full Set ONE

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simile
a comparison using like or as
metaphor
a comparison that does NOT use like or as
personification
making objects and animals seem human
hyperbole
a big exaggeration
alliteration
same sound at the beginning of words in a sentence or phrase
assonance
repeating vowels sounds in the middle of words
idiom
a common phrase that does not mean what it sounds like it means.
onomatopoeia
words that sound like what they describe
irony
the opposite meaning from what you'd expect
adage
a common phrase/saying
symbolism
using symbols to represent a bigger idea
allusion
making a brief reference to a person, place, or event of historical significance
simile
A night AS dark as Darth Vader
metaphor
His life is a highway
personification
The moon smiles as the city breathes.
hyperbole
I've told you that a million times before!
alliteration
All the boneheads who bring beef leave with lots of lyrical lesions.
adage
All the world's a stage
onomatopoeia
Now the crowd is buzzing!
assonance
He seems the least beat in any season.
irony
His lines hit soft as iron.
idiom
You're driving me up a wall!
symbolism
In chapter four of Twilight Eclipse, Bella is forcing two opposing magnets together at the same time that she is trying to choose between Edward and Jacob.
allusion
Don't be such a Romeo in front of her.
allusion
"It is raining so hard, I hope it doesn't rain for 40 days and 40 nights." (This makes a reference to the biblical story of Noah and the ark)
allusion
"Chocolate was her Achilles' heel." ( Achilles is a character in Greek mythology who was invincible. His mother dipped him in magical water when he was a baby, and she held him by the heel. The magic protected him all over, except for his heel. )
allusion
Sally had a smile only rivaled by the Mona Lisa.
symbolism
In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", the black bird stands for death and loss.
symbolism
In the movie trilogy Star Wars, Luke was dressed in light colors and Darth Vader was dressed in black, showing good vs evil
idiom
I'm feeling blue.
idiom
It's raining cats and dogs outside!
simile
"In the eastern sky there was a yellow patch LIKE a rug laid for the feet of the coming sun . . ." — The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane
simile
"The very mystery of him excited her curiosity LIKE a door that had neither lock nor key." — Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
simile
Time washed over me, washed me away, AS if I'm nothing more than a woman of sand, left by a careless child too near the water." — The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
metaphor
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
- Elvis Presley (Hound Dog)
metaphor
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
- Lonestar
metaphor
'Cause, baby, you're a firework
- Katy Perry (Fireworks)
metaphor
With all the force of a great typhoon
Be a man
With all the strength of a raging fire
Be a man
-MULAN (I'll Make a Man out of You)
personification
I want to wake up in a city
That doesn't sleep
- Frank Sinatra (New York New York)
personification
And so today, my world it smiles
- Led Zeppelin (Thank You)
personification
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
- Michael Jackson (Thriller)
hyperbole
My dog's brain must be the size of a pea.
hyperbole
My birthday will never come!
hyperbole
You're ruining my life!
assonance
Zone, own, yes I'm in the Zone. - Nicki Minaj (Starships)
assonance
Baby just shout it out, shout it out. - One Direction (Kiss You)
alliteration
Shining, shimmering, splendid...
- Aladdin (A Whole New World)
alliteration
Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Gaston, looking so down in the dumps" - Beauty and the Beast
onomatopoeia
"Snap, Crackle, Pop! Rice Crispies!" - cereal commercial
onomatopoeia
"Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!" -Alka-Seltzer commercial
adage
Eat to live, and not live to eat.
adage
"Things are not always what they seem." - Aesop's Fables
adage
"Blind leading the blind" - Bible: Matthew 15:14, Luke 6:39
adage
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
irony
a fire hydrant is on fire
irony
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink."
irony
In Frozen, Anna is the one character without a symbolic frozen heart, as she never hides her true feelings and is emotionally open. However, in a twist, she has the "frozen heart" that the opening song warns the audience about.
irony
Aladdin wants to be rich to marry Princess Jasmine but Princess Jasmine doesn't like him because he is just another "rich prince."
simile
Her soul was as black as coal.
metaphor
John's answer to the problem was just a Band-Aid, not a solution.