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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE PRACTICE. READ THE FOLLOWING QUOTES AND IDENTIFY WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS BEING USED  1. “Behind the trees clouds scudded.

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1 FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE PRACTICE

2 READ THE FOLLOWING QUOTES AND IDENTIFY WHAT TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE IS BEING USED  1. “Behind the trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few moments the moon ripped through them creating wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground”

3 PERSONIFICATION  wraithlike shadows that raced along the ground

4  2. “outrageous plainness”

5 OXYMORON  Outrageous plainness

6  3. “Like sometimes if I concentrate very hard I can understand the wind talking with the trees”

7 PERSONIFICATION  the wind talking with the trees

8  4. “and the door swung slowly outward, creaking on rusty hinges. Up in one of the elms an old black crow gave its raucous cry, and a woodpecker went into a wild rat-a-tat-tat. Large gray rat scuttled around the corner of the house and Meg let out a stifled shriek.”

9 ONOMATAPOEIA  rat-a-tat-tat

10  5. “Silence fell between them as tangible as the dark tree shadows that fell across their laps and now seemed to rest upon them as heavily as though they possessed a measurable weight of their own.”

11 SIMILE  as tangible as the dark tree shadows that fell across their laps

12  6. “clear as mud”

13 OXYMORON AND SIMILE  “clear as mud”

14  7. “it was as though the dark shadow had somehow reached out with its dark power and touched them so that they were incapable of speech.”

15 PERSONIFICATION  the dark shadow had somehow reached out with its dark power and touched them

16  8. “It reminded Meg of the Cheshire Cat.”

17 ALLUSION  Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

18  9. “kind of darkness … that wanted to eat her…”

19 PERSONIFICATION  Darkness wanted to eat her

20  10. “Was it his words that were ice, or her ears?”

21 METAPHOR  Words were ice

22  11. “ The furnace purred like a great, sleepy animal; the lights glowed with steady radiance …”

23 SIMILE  Purred like a great sleepy animal

24  12. “The curtains, red, with a blue and green geometrical pattern, were drawn and seemed to reflect their cheerfulness throughout the room.”

25 PERSONIFICATION  curtains, red, with a blue and green geometrical pattern, were drawn and seemed to reflect their cheerfulness throughout the room

26  13. “ One white faced man in a dark suit looked directly at the children, said, “Oh dear, I shall be late,” and flickered into the building. “He’s like the white rabbit,” Meg giggled nervously.

27 ALLUSION AND SIMILE  He’s like the white rabbit,” Meg giggled nervously (Alice in Wonderland)

28 2 POSSIBLE ANSWERS  14. “She sighed and stretched … her body was bathed in waves of warmth.”

29 ALLITERATION AND METAPHOR  She sighed and stretched  waves of warmth


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