Give yourself 5 points for every question you get right. Warning: There are some questions that are worth DOUBLE! Keep track of your points until the end. Whoever has the most points will be deemed the Champion of Figurative Language!
What is a metaphor? Answer: A figure of speech in which a comparison is implied by analogy but is not stated; does not use “like” or “as”
What is the comparison of two unlike things using “like” or “as”? Answer: Simile
What is personification and what figure of speech is it? Answer: Where animals, ideas, things, etc are represented as having human qualities; a metaphor 10 Points!
What is an allusion? Name someone who is known for this. Answer: An implicit reference to an historical, literary, or biblical character, event, or element Trick Question! There is no one. 20 points for those who figured out this little hoax
Identify the figure of speech: The dog grinned in secret. Answer: Personification
What is irony? Answer: A contradiction between appearance or expectation and reality; a figure of speech in which the literal meaning of the words is the opposite of their intended meaning
Identify the figure of speech: Life is like a box of chocolates. Answer: Simile
What is an exaggerated statement that is used to emphasize a point? Answer: Hyperbole