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Figurative Language Quiz

Quiz by Elizabeth Heins

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  • Q1
    What is figurative language?
    language that has one literal meaning
    language that uses extremely advanced vocabulary
    language that communicates complicated concepts and ideas
    language with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation
    30s
  • Q2
    What is a simile?
    a comparison of two unrelated things using "like" or "as"
    giving human and/or lifelike characteristics to something that is not alive
    an extreme exaggeration that is not to be taken literally
    a comparison of two unrelated things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as"
    30s
  • Q3
    What is a metaphor?
    giving human and/or lifelike characteristics to something that is not alive
    a comparison of two unrelated things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as"
    a comparison of two unrelated things using "like" or "as"
    an extreme exaggeration that is not to be taken literally
    30s
  • Q4
    What is personification?
    giving human and/or lifelike characteristics to something that is not alive
    a comparison of two unrelated things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as"
    an extreme exaggeration that is not to be taken literally
    a comparison of two unrelated things using "like" or "as"
    30s
  • Q5
    What is hyperbole?
    giving human and/or lifelike characteristics to something that is not alive
    an extreme exaggeration that is not to be taken literally
    a comparison of two unrelated things that DOES NOT use "like" or "as"
    a comparison of two unrelated things using "like" or "as"
    30s
  • Q6
    What is onomatopoeia?
    words that imitate natural sounds
    a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that is opposite of what you expect
    a set expression or phrase that holds meaning in particular cultures or countries, but may mean nothing to outsiders
    a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined in order to create an effect
    30s
  • Q7
    What is an idiom?
    words that imitate natural sounds
    a set expression or phrase that holds meaning in particular cultures or countries but may mean nothing to outsiders
    a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that is opposite of what you expect
    a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined in order to create an effect
    30s
  • Q8
    What is an oxymoron?
    words that imitate natural sounds
    a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined in order to create an effect
    a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that is opposite of what you expect
    a set expression or phrase that holds meaning in particular cultures or countries but may mean nothing to outsiders
    30s
  • Q9
    What is irony?
    words that imitate natural sounds
    a set expression or phrase that holds meaning in particular cultures or countries but may mean nothing to outsiders
    a situation that is strange or funny because things happen in a way that is opposite of what you expect
    a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined in order to create an effect
    30s
  • Q10
    My heart is like a singing bird.
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    personification
    simile
    30s
  • Q11
    Our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
    simile
    metaphor
    personification
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q12
    Death is the mother of Beauty.
    oxymoron
    hyperbole
    personification
    simile
    30s
  • Q13
    Her trip lasted an eternity.
    personification
    simile
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    30s
  • Q14
    Let’s have one day for girls and boyses! When you can make the grandest noises. Screech, scream, holler, and yell—Buzz a buzzer, clang a bell!
    irony
    idiom
    onomatopoeia
    oxymoron
    30s
  • Q15
    You're pulling my leg!
    irony
    oxymoron
    onomatopoeia
    idiom
    30s

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