Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction


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Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

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1. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

2. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language can enrich your writing, making it more exciting, descriptive, and powerful. Use this assessment to check your understanding of figurative language. It will ask you questions about the different types of figurative language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to succeed on this quiz should familiarize themselves with the following types figurative language:

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration
  • Hyperbole

Skills Practiced

The assessment will allow students to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on analyzing figurative language in fiction
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the several types of figurative language
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the uses of different types of figurative language in fiction

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, take a look at the accompanying lesson, Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction. It will help students achieve these goals:

  • Define figurative language
  • Identify the types of figurative language, including simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia
  • Distinguish between the types of figurative language
  • Analyze examples of figurative language