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SET 5

FIGURES OF SPEECH. Read the sentences. For each
sentence, Identify the figure of speech used whether
metaphor, simile or personification.

1. Jenny had cooked the candy too long . When she was
ready to cut it in squares, it was a rock.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

2. Sue Ann worked hard on her report. After she gave it
before the class, she was felt light as a feather.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

3. The old car awoke reluctantly from its night’s sleep.
Coughing and spluttering, it finally broke into a loud roar.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

4. The trees of the forest sympathetically watched over the
lost child.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

5. After Marchall climbed three flights of stairs, he had to sit
down. He was a puffing steam engine.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

6. Barbara’s cake for the contest turned out practically
perfect - it responded to touch like a sponge.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

7. The storm was a savage beast. It took the house in its
teeth and shook it.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

8. Wiley was very good at chess. “You have to watch him”
his father said. “He’s a real fox.”

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

9. Shirley ran in a relay race in the track meet on Saturday.
When it was over, her legs felt like lead.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

10. The day after the rain, the air was clean and fresh. A
soft little breeze carried the scent of lilacs.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

11. The boy’s room was an amusement arcade.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

12. Louis is as strong and tall as a redwood.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

13. Computers talk to one another.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

14. The train whistle screamed as the train flew through the
tunnel.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

15. The kitchen is the heat of my mother’s house.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

16. The idea was a fire in my head.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

17. The waxed floor was as slippery as an ice rink.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

18. The truck groaned under the strain of its load.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

19. All the world’s a stage.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

20. Big sisters are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

21. After a week without rain, the flowers begged to be
watered.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

22. The ball was thrown like a bullet.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

23. The moon peeked out from behind the clouds.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

24. The wide rock ledge was a safe harbor for the weary
mountain climbers.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

25. Fall leaves were strewn like confetti on the path.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

26. The green vines wound their arms around the rusty
gate.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

27. Fran’s new car turned out to be a lemon.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

28. He is like a monster when he plays sports.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

29. He is a monster when he plays sports.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

30. Paying bills is like having your teeth pulled.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

31. The moon was a silver ship sailing through the sea.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

32. The water opened its arms and invited them in.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

33. My brother is a clown.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

34. The rain kissed my face as it fell.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

35. He is a rabbit lost in the woods.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

36. Her glasses look like small bottle caps.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

37. His eyes are shining stars in the middle of the night.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

38. The car engine coughed and cried when it started
during the cold winter morning.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

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39. The cherry blossoms floated down like feathers from a
huge pillow.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

40. The train was a one-eyed dragon that roared at little
towns and made them tremble.

a. Metaphor b. simile c. personification

For each sentence, identify the figure of speech used
whether Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole, Oxymoron,
Alliteration

41. Yolanda Yvone Yarger yodelled up yonder yesterday.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

42. This is an Original copy of the United States
constitution.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

43. There was deafening silence in the room.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

44 My cows are so lazy; they lie in the field and wait in the
grass to grow back.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

45. My cat is so lonely, she spends all day sitting in front of
the mirror looking to herself.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

46. The race car screeched down the road.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

47. Patsy planter plucked plump, purple, plastic plums.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

48. Our next-door neighbour’s dog is pretty ugly.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

49. One medium large coffee please.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

50. The bee was buzzing in my ear.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

51 My teacher is so old she edited the Bible for mistakes!

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

52The floor creaked as I walked across it.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

53 My best friend is so forgetful, I sometimes have to
remind her what her name is!

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

54. It was so cold, even the polar bears were wearing
jackets.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

55. It is a windy day. The water’s while with spray. And
pretty soon, if this keeps up, the world will blow away.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

56. I saw five fish fly past.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

57. I had jumbo shrimp for supper.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

58. Harvey ran so fast that he got there before he started!

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

59. Hattie Henderson hated happy healthy hippos.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

60. Elmer Elwood eluded eleven elderly elephants.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

61. Jane had to was a mountain of dishes.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

62. My dad had a cow when he saw my grades.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

63. The car chugged up the hill.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

64. My girlfriend is so crazy; she doesn’t go outside at night
because she thinks the man on the moon is watching her.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

65. Silver Bells! ... How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle in the icy
air of night.”

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

66. Ten tiny tulips twisted in the tornado.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

67. Crack! Tom hit a homerun.

a. Onomatopoeia c. Oxymoron

b. Hyperbole d. Alliteration

68. She gave us a ton of homework.

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