Idiom or Hyperbole?
Metaphor or Simile?
Personification
Writing Strategies
Things to ponder on...
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I'm so hungry I could eat a horse! Idiom or hyperbole?
What is hyperbole - it uses exaggeration to over-emphasize that the person is REALLY hungry!
100
Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. Metaphor or simile?
What is metaphor.
100
Define personification
What is giving a non-human thing human characteristics or qualities.
100
What 3 things are wrong with this book title: THe legend of sleepy hollow
What is ... (1) the H should not be capitalized (2) the first letter of every important word should be capitalized (3) It should be underlined or italicized
100
What is onomatopeia?
What is the written form of a sound like "bang," "pop," or "swish!"
200
What does, "He let the cat out of the bag" mean? Idiom or hyperbole?
What is idiom. This idiom means someone shared a secret.
200
Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net. This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because (A) He was very strong. (B) He was very tall. (C) He kept returning the balls. (D) His body was made of cells.
What is .... (C) He kept returning the balls.
200
What could, "The heat ripped the breath from her lungs!" mean?
What is ... it could mean it was so hot it hurt her lungs to breathe.
200
How would I write the name of a newspaper article? A)underline B) quote it C)capitalize every letter D)neatly
What is B)quote it because it is a smaller work found in a larger piece (The newspaper)
200
The lion waited eagerly to pounce on its prey. What is a synonym for pounce? (1) eat (2) devour (3) jump (4) kiss
What is (3) jump
300
We have a ton of work to do this next month! Idiom or hyperbole and why?
What is .... hyperbole because it uses exaggeration to emphasize that we have a lot of work, but it doesn't really weigh a TON!
300
We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadn’t been such a hog! (1)Metaphor or Simile? (2)How do you know?
What is ... This is a metaphor because it does not use like or as to compare Tammy to a hog.
300
What does it mean when someone says, "The flowers danced with the moonlight?"
What is .... it means the flowers looked like they were dancing under the moonlight because they were moving from side to side.
300
What is the best way to join the following 2 sentences without changing their meaning: Miss Villegas has become a slow runner. She doesn't exercise as often as she used to. (A)Miss Villegas has become a slow runner, but she doesn't exercise as much as she used to. (B)Miss Villegas has become a slow runner because she doesn't exercise as often as she used to. (C)Miss Villegas has become a slow runner, and she doesn't exercise as often as she used to. (D)Miss Villegas has become a slow runner, because she doesn't exercise as often as she used to.
What is .... (B)Miss Villegas has become a slow runner because she doesn't exercise as often as she used to. (D) is trying to trick you - you do not need a comma before the dependent clause!
300
USING CONTEXT CLUES.... In life, you will encounter problems and make mistakes, but it is up to you if you let them knock you down or you learn from your mistakes. Write one synonym for encounter.
What is ... (Teacher must grade response)
400
If you want to wish someone good luck on a performance, how many of the following idioms could you say? "Shake a leg," "You're dressed to the T," "Knock 'em dead," "It's raining cats & dogs"
What is 2 - you could say "Shake a leg," or "Knock 'em dead!"
400
To get 400 points you must answer all of the following: She is like a rainy day. (1) Is this a simile or metaphor? (2) How do you know? (3) What does it mean?
What is ... this is a simile because it uses the word like to compare the girl with a rainy day. Meaning: (Teacher can grade for appropriate meaning)
400
"The tree arrested the on-coming deer," could mean what?
What is ... it could mean the deer crashed into the tree; the tree brought the deer to a stop.
400
Mr. Duran runs ________ than I do. (A)fastest (B)more fast (C)more faster (D)faster WHY?
What is (D)faster because we are only comparing 2 people's speed.
400
The word present has multiple meanings and can be a verb, adjective, or noun. These are 3 of its definitions: –adjective 1. being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current: the present ruler. -verb 2. to bring, offer, or give, often in a formal or ceremonious way: to present one's card. -noun 3. a gift or item given to someone as a form of appreciation or to honor them. Which definition is used in the following sentence: When the teacher called Johnny's name, he responded, "Present!"
What is definition #1 because he is saying he is here/he exists at this moment in time in the room.
500
For 500 points, you must correctly write one hyperbole and one idiom (not previously used in this game).
What is .... (Teacher must check for points)
500
This is a hard question ... one that many junior high students and high school students might not get ... Shakespeare, a famous writer, once said, "All the world's a stage." What do you think he meant?
What is ... he meant that life is like a play and we are all performing every day.
500
For 500 points, you must correctly make up a sentence using personification.
What is .... (teacher must check for correct response)
500
Choose the sentence that is written correctly: (A)Mr. Duran's dog likes to run with us. (B)Mr. Durans' dog likes to run with us. (C)Mr. Durans's dog likes to run with us. (D)Mr. Durans dog likes to run with us.
What is (A)Mr. Duran's dog likes to run with us.
500
This is a 2 part questions ... (1) What part of speech is the word "learned" in the following sentence: Because she was a learned scholar, she accomplished many amazing things in life. (2) How do you know?
What is .... learned is used as an adjective describing the scholar.
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