Figurative Language: Definition & Examples


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If I describe my old dishwasher as refusing to clean my dishes, I'm using which of the following?

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1. The statement 'kayaks crave crazy conditions' uses which of the following devices?

2. 'He's as gentle as a lamb' can most precisely be described as which type of figure of speech:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language covers a wide range of techniques that can make writing more creative and interesting. This quiz will check your understanding of figurative language, similes, personification, and alliteration.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check your comprehension of the following terms:

  • Figurative language
  • Simile
  • Personification
  • Alliteration

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as simile
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how and when to use figurative language

Additional Learning

Read the related lesson, Figurative Language: Definition & Examples, to address the following objectives:

  • Define each of the vocabulary terms
  • Understand the difference between figurative and literal language
  • Learn how and when to incorporate figurative language into writing