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Interactive Quiz created by Nancy Roberts Garrity at St. John Fisher School
“The angry wind slashed through the trees.”
“Cinderella’s dress sparkled like the stars.”
“The road was a ribbon of moonlight.”
NOTE: In order to play this game, it must be viewed in slide show (F5)
Read the sentence on each slide. Then click on the
button that identifies the type of literary technique.
Figurative language is writing or speech not intended to be taken literally.
Some
commonly used figures of speech are simile, personification, and metaphor. You will see
examples of these in this exercise.
A simile makes a direct comparison by using the word like or as. Some examples are: “I
watched him falling like a stone” and “He ran like the wind.”
Personification gives human characteristics to non-human things.
Some examples
are: “The winds came whispering through the forest” and “The stars were dancing in the sky.”
A metaphor makes an indirect comparison without using like or as. Some examples are:
“His heart was made of stone” and “The meadow was a carpet of wild flowers.”
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
personification
simile
metaphor
Her eyes were sparkling stars.
simile
personification
metaphor
Time stood still.
metaphor
simile
personification
She is happy as a clam.
personification
metaphor
simile
“The earth coughed and
choked in all the pollution.”
personification
metaphor
simile
The heavy rain fell like bricks.
simile
metaphor
personification
The cat’s eyes were jewels,
gleaming out of the darkness.
simile
personification
metaphor
Her face drooped like a wilted tulip.
simile
metaphor
personification
The clown was a light
feather floating away.
simile
metaphor
personification
The moon was a ghostly galleon
tossed upon cloudy seas.
simile
personification
metaphor
All the flowers in the garden
were listening to me.
personification
metaphor
simile
He was as sick as a dog.
personification
simile
metaphor
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