FIGURES OF SPEECH: Identify what figures of speech are used in the following statements. 1.

Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating. a. Alliteration b. Assonance c. Onomatopoeia d. Pun 2. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window someday to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts. a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 3. Jim stopped inside the door, as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 4. “Oh, enduring immortal,” said the wind “You gave ungrateful mortals, safety Yet they and no one else, even the highest of gods afflict you more pain a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 5. Enduring Prometheus is gone The wise immortal withdrew his gift His farewell message is caroled by the wind… a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 6. Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 7. Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, The Elfin from the green grass, and from me a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 8. Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; a. Rhetorical Question b. Personification c. Apostrophe d. Allusion 9. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 10. Beauty is truth, truth beauty a. Chiasmus b. Anti-Thesis c. Oxymoron d. Paradox 11. How can I give anymore When I love you a little less than before? a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 12. His state Is kingly; thousands at his bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 13. Islands in the stream that is what we are No one in between how can we be wrong a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 14. You'll find better love Strong as it ever was Deep as the river runs Warm as the morning sun a. Simile b. Metaphor

c. Personification d. Apostrophe 15. Mr. Pneumonia was not what you would call a chivalric old gentleman. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 16. Between the lower east side tenements the sky is a snotty handkerchief. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 17. Three wise old women were they, were they Who went to walk on a winter day. a. Alliteration b. Assonance c. Onomatopoeia d. Pun 18. Saying goodbye is the most painful way of saying I love you. a. Paradox b. Irony c. Oxymoron d. Chiasmus 19. Stop being anxious about your souls as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not the soul mean more than food and the body than clothing? a. irony b. climax c. Rhetorical question d. anti-thesis 20. To thee the reed is like the oak a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 21. People talking without speaking, people hearing without listening. a. Antithesis b. Paradox c. Irony d. Oxymoron 22. Love changes not with his brief hours and weeks but bears it even to the edge of doom. a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 23. His hands dangled a mile out of his sleeves. a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 24. Yesterday, I bought a slightly used phone. a. Assonance b. Onomatopoeia c. Pun d. Euphemism 25. October is dressed up and playing her tune. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Personification d. Apostrophe 26. He came from excellent blood. a. Metonymy b. Synecdoche c. Climax d. Anti-climax a. irony b. oxymoron c. Rhetorical question d. anti-thesis 27. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. a. Alliteration b. Assonance c. Onomatopoeia d. Pun 28. We dared. We fought. We triumphed. a. Hyperbole b. Meiosis c. Litotes d. Repetition 29. “He that finds his soul will lose it, and he that loses his soul for my sake will find it.” a. Antithesis b. Paradox c. Irony d. Oxymoron 30. I escaped. I dreamt. I sighed. a. Metonymy b. Synecdoche c. Climax d. Anti-climax

Alliteration b. Anti-climax . a. Rhetorical Question b. Apostrophe d. Personification d. Irony c. Onomatopoeia d.” a. Antithesis b. a. Simile b. I dreamt. people hearing without listening. safety Yet they and no one else. How can I give anymore When I love you a little less than before? a. Love changes not with his brief hours and weeks but bears it even to the edge of doom. Because I could not stop for Death. Oxymoron 30. Hyperbole b. Synecdoche c. Oxymoron d. Onomatopoeia d. a. a. Apostrophe 17. Metaphor c. Oxymoron 22. Metonymy b. So long lives this. Personification d. Irony d. Apostrophe d. To thee the reed is like the oak a. a. Meiosis c. 1. Simile b. Della would have let her hair hang out the window someday to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts. Metaphor c. Allusion 9. as immovable as a setter at the scent of quail. irony b. Meiosis c.FIGURES OF SPEECH: Identify what figures of speech are used in the following statements. Does not the soul mean more than food and the body than clothing? a. Hyperbole b. Pun 28. truth beauty a. and smiles. a. So long as men can breathe or eyes can see. a. Had the queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft. Anti-climax a. Pneumonia was not what you would call a chivalric old gentleman. Allusion 5. Hyperbole b. Personification c. Repetition 13. or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Apostrophe 15. Simile b. Personification c. anti-thesis 20. Repetition 24. Simile b. Paradox 11. Simile b. enduring immortal. Litotes d. climax c. Litotes d. His state Is kingly. Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. Yesterday. Hyperbole b. Apostrophe 4. Oxymoron d. You'll find better love Strong as it ever was Deep as the river runs Warm as the morning sun a. I escaped. sniffles. Simile b. Chiasmus b. Personification d. Metaphor c. Synecdoche c. “He that finds his soul will lose it. Repetition 10. Personification d. Onomatopoeia d. with sniffles predominating. Jim stopped inside the door. and this gives life to thee. irony b. Apostrophe 14. Simile b. Rhetorical Question b. Assonance c. Anti-Thesis c. Apostrophe d. We dared. He kindly stopped for me. Apostrophe d. Meiosis c. Onomatopoeia c. Litotes d. Personification d. I sighed. Meiosis c. Metonymy b. Three wise old women were they. Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood. Rhetorical Question b. Apostrophe 26. Which instigates the moral reflection that life is made up of sobs. Apostrophe 16. We triumphed. Paradox c. were they Who went to walk on a winter day. Saying goodbye is the most painful way of saying I love you. a. Rhetorical Question b. Rhetorical question d. Between the lower east side tenements the sky is a snotty handkerchief. Stop being anxious about your souls as to what you will eat or what you will drink. His hands dangled a mile out of his sleeves. Islands in the stream that is what we are No one in between how can we be wrong a. Euphemism 25. Allusion 6. Metaphor c. Metaphor c. We fought. a. Alliteration b. Alliteration b. a. Metaphor c. Meiosis c. Pun d. Metaphor c. Climax d. Allusion 8. Apostrophe d. Climax d. Rhetorical Question b. oxymoron c. Allusion 7. a. Antithesis b. Personification c. Meiosis c. a. Allusion 3. Personification c. Litotes d.” said the wind “You gave ungrateful mortals. Beauty is truth. Repetition 12. Enduring Prometheus is gone The wise immortal withdrew his gift His farewell message is caroled by the wind… a. Rhetorical question d. He came from excellent blood. Pun 18. Repetition 29. The Elfin from the green grass. October is dressed up and playing her tune. Personification c. People talking without speaking. Apostrophe 21. Apostrophe d. a. Personification d. and from me a. a. a. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. thousands at his bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest a. even the highest of gods afflict you more pain a. and he that loses his soul for my sake will find it. Hyperbole b. Paradox c. Litotes d. Repetition 23. Pun 2. Personification c. Assonance c. Hyperbole b. a. “Oh. I bought a slightly used phone. Mr. Litotes d. Irony d. Assonance b. Personification d. anti-thesis 27. a. Assonance c. a. Rhetorical Question b. Paradox b. Chiasmus 19. a.

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