Figures of Speech Quiz

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What type of figure of speech is 'She is like a fairy'?

Simile

What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

A simile uses 'like' or 'as', while a metaphor does not

Which figure of speech is implied in the phrase 'He is a lion'?

Metaphor

What figure of speech is used in the phrase 'She is a star of our family'?

Metaphor

In the phrase 'the anger of the tempest', what figure of speech is used?

Metaphor

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Figures of Speech

  • 'She is like a fairy' is a simile, as it compares two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'.

Simile vs Metaphor

  • The difference between a simile and a metaphor is that a simile uses 'like' or 'as' to compare, while a metaphor makes a direct comparison without using 'like' or 'as'.

Types of Figures of Speech

  • 'He is a lion' is an example of a metaphor, as it directly compares a person to an animal without using 'like' or 'as'.
  • 'She is a star of our family' is also a metaphor, as it directly compares a person to a celestial object without using 'like' or 'as'.

Personification

  • In the phrase 'the anger of the tempest', personification is used, as the emotion 'anger' is attributed to a natural phenomenon, the tempest.

Test your knowledge of figures of speech with this quiz from ExamPlanning.com. Learn about the different types of figurative language, including similes, metaphors, and personification, and how they enhance the meaning of words.

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