Figurative Language
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by Steve Schmaltz
| 15 Questions
Note from the author:
Schmaltz
1
1 pt
What is Figurative Language?
Words that are written in the shape of the topic of the writing
Literary devices used by poets to convey and reinforce the meaning or experience of poetry through the skillful use of sound.
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
2
1 pt
What is a Simile?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
3
1 pt
Choose the best example of a Simile.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
4
1 pt
What is a Metaphor?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
5
1 pt
Choose the best example of a Metaphor.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
6
1 pt
What is Personification?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
7
1 pt
Choose the best example of Personification.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
8
1 pt
What is an Idiom?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
9
1 pt
Choose the best example of an Idiom.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
10
1 pt
What is an Allusion?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
11
1 pt
Choose the best example of an Allusion.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
12
1 pt
What is Symbolism?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
13
1 pt
Choose the best example of Symbolism.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
14
1 pt
What is Hyperbole?
Giving human qualities to nonhuman things.
A reference that is made to a person, place or idea of historical or literary significance.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike, using the word “like” or “as.”
The use of physical objects to represent ideas.
A commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words.
An extreme exaggeration.
A comparison of two things that are usually considered unalike that states one thing “is” the other thing.
15
1 pt
Choose the best example of Hyperbole.
The earth coughed and chokes on the factory's fumes.
He gave her a rose to express his love.
As I soared through the air, I was reminded of Superman when he first learned that he could fly.
Cat got your tongue?
He's as cold as ice.
I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.
She is a fireball.
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