Name: ____________________

Date: _______________ Period:______ Figurative language Test

1) An idiom is: a. Comparing two things by describing one thing as another. b. Comparing two things using “like” or “as”. c. The way a poem flows from one idea to another. d. A phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say. 2) Alliteration is: a. The repetition of vowel sounds in two or more words. b. The repetition of consonant sounds in two or more words. c. The repetition of beginning sounds in two or more words. d. The way words rhyme in a poem. 3) A simile is: a. Comparing two things by describing one thing as another. b. Comparing two things using “like” or “as”. c. The way a poem flows from one idea to another. d. A single line of words in a poem. 4) “Don’t cry over spilled milk” is an example of: a. Personification b. Idiom c. Metaphor d. Simile 5) “The desert tray was calling to me” is an example of: a. Personification b. Idiom c. Metaphor d. Simile 6) “You are the sunshine of my life” is an example of: a. Personification b. Idiom c. Metaphor d. Simile 7) “The chorus sounded like angels singing” is an example of: a. Personification b. Idiom c. Metaphor d. Simile

11) Hyperbole is: a. onomatopoeia c. d. “Pop”. A metaphor is: a. Comparing two things using “like” or “as”. or characteristics to inanimate objects. c. Giving human qualities. like a simile c. d. feelings. A phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say. A single line of a poem. simile d. assonance b. b. actions. a genre of literature c. A phrase or expression that means something different from what the words actually say. a technique of painting a picture in the reader’s mind d. “Bang”. b. 9) 10) “Sam slips and slides silently as he swears secrecy” is an example of: a. personification c. “Splash”. repeating beginning sounds d. Describing one thing as another. alliteration. Comparing two things using “like” or “as”. alliteration Imagery is: a. “Buzz”.Name: ____________________ 8) Date: _______________ Period:______ Personification is: a. c. exaggeration b. “Crash” are examples of: a. personification d. the plot of the story b. a dance step 12) 13) . Describing one thing as another. giving human qualities to ideas and things The words. assonance b.

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