Menu Simile Metaphor PersonificationHyperbole Onomatopoeia Alliteration Directions Quiz
Directions Please visit each section of the PowerPoint, read carefully each definition and example, complete each practice question, and then take the Figurative Language quiz. You may not take the quiz until you have visited each button on the menu. You must print out your score for each time you take the quiz until you reach a score of 70% or higher. Finally, you must create an example sentence for each type of figurative language and print it out to turn in. Have fun!
Simile Definition: A comparison between two unlike things using like or as. Example: Ray Lewis is as mean as a bear. Non-example: I like ice cream. (no comparison)
Simile Practice Which of the following sentences uses a simile correctly? The classroom was as crazy as a circus. The classroom was a circus.
Metaphor Definition: A comparison between two unlike things without using like or as. Example: Will Smith is a funny clown.
Metaphor Practice Which of the following sentences uses a metaphor correctly? In the lunchroom, the students’ stories were like soap operas. In the lunchroom, the students’ stories were soap operas.
Personification Definition: Giving an animal, object, or idea human traits. Example: The tree smiled as it basked in the sun.
Personification Practice Which of the following sentences uses personification correctly? The wind whispered softly last night. The wind was strong last night.
Alliteration Definition: The repetition of the consonant sound at the beginning of words. Example: Sally the snake slithered swiftly to safety.
Alliteration Practice Which of the following sentences uses alliteration correctly? The daisy danced delightfully in the wind.. The daisy lost its’ petals in the wind.
Onomatopoeia Definition: A word whose sound imitates or suggests its meaning. Example: The students clapped their hands after a great performance from the school band.
Onomatopoeia Practice Which of the following sentences uses onomatopoeia correctly? As I walked through the leaves, they crackled with each step. As I walked through the forest the leaves stuck to my shoes.
Hyperbole Definition: An exaggeration or overstatement. Example: I’m so hungry that I could eat a horse.
Hyperbole Practice Which of the following sentences uses hyperbole correctly? My mom had a cow when she saw my report card. My mom was enraged when she saw my report card.