Figurative Language 1
Figurative Language 2
Figurative Language 3
Figurative Language 4
Figurative Language 5
100

A comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as"

simile

100

When an object or item represents something completely different. 

What is Symbolism?

100

The curtains in the window are waving hello to us. What type of figurative language is this?

personification

100

The friends were like two peas in pod. What type of figurative language is this?

simile

100

The hazardous weather forecast threw cold water on our weekend plans. What does this example of personification mean?

The weather was going to be dangerous, so we had to cancel our plans.

200

The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words, such as silly, slimy slugs

alliteration

200

He runs like Sonic! What type of figurative language is this?

There are 2 correct answers!

allusion or simile

200

The car was a jet on the road. What type of figurative language is this?

metaphor

200

My hair would not cooperate this morning. What does this example of personification mean?

I cannot make my hair look good.

200

The light of the moon took my hand and led me through the dark forest. What type of figurative language is this?

personification

300

A comparision of two things saying one thing IS the other, without the use of "like" or "as"

metaphor

300

He is a library of information about athletes. What type of figurative language is this?

metaphor

300

Her eyes twinkled like stars. What type of figurative language is this?

simile

300

When a text or work is referenced without being directly mentioned. 

What is an Allusion?   

300

Sally sells seashells by the seashore. What type of figurative language is this?

alliteration

400

An exaggeration

hyperbole

400

I'm so hungry, I could eat an elephant! What type of figurative language is this?

hyperbole

400

I told you 20 million times to do your homework! What figurative language is this? 

What is Hyperbole?

400

Her smile was like a vitamin for his heart. What does this simile mean?

Seeing her smile made him feel better.

400

My birthday will never come! What type of figurative language is this?

hperbole

500

Giving human characteristics to non-human things

personification

500

He was no Einstein. What type of figurative language is this?

allusion

500

My sore feet were begging me to take a break. What type of figurative language is this?

personification

500

Their friendship is a rollercoaster ride. What does this metaphor mean?

They have a good and bad relationship.

500

He climbs the wall so well I call him Spiderman. What type of figurative language is this?

allusion

600

When there is an indication or warning of a future event. 

What is foreshadowing? 

600

Drip, drip, drip went the faucet. What type of figurative language is this?

onomatopoeia

600

Suddenly Susan was standing on the other side of the street. What type of figurative language is this?

alliteration

600

I'd rather take a bath with a man-eating shark than do my homework. What does this example of hyperbole mean?

I don't want to do my homework.

600

The camera loves her. What does this example of personification mean?


She looks great in pictures.

700

A reference to something that the author expects you to know, such as a famous person, place, or event

allusion

700

Karen carefully caught the kite. What type of figurative language is this?


alliteration

700

He pleaded for her forgiveness, but Janet’s heart was ice. What type of figurative language is this?


metaphor

700

Falling snow wrapped the town in a blanket. What does this metaphor mean?

The town was covered in snow.
700

The wildfire ran through the forest at an amazing speed. What type of figurative language is this?

personification

800

Words that imitate sounds

onomatopeia

800

The waves crashed against the rocks. What type of figurative language is this?

onomatopoeia

800

Books are keys to your imagination. What type of figurative language is this?

metaphor

800

Pat did a cannonball in the pool and made a big splash. Which word is an example of onomatopoeia?

splash

800

The snake hissed. What type of figurative language is this?

onomatopoeia

900

Her smile was like sunshine. What type of figurative language is this?

simile

900

The sunshine wrapped its warm arms around me. What type of figurative language is this?

personification

900

The wind whooshed through the trees. What type of figurative language is this?

onomatopoeia

900

He dances like Frankenstein. What does this simile (and allusion!) mean? 

He is not a good dancer. He is very stiff.

900

He raced against time to get to her. What sort of figurative language is this? 

What is Personification? 
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