Figures of Speech Quiz: Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia

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Which figure of speech is used in the sentence 'His feet are as big as boats'?

Simile

What figure of speech is exemplified in the phrase 'It's raining cats and dogs'?

Idiom

In the sentence 'The moon looked down at me', which figure of speech is employed?

Personification

The phrase 'Jumbo shrimp' is an example of which figure of speech?

Oxymoron

What type of figure of speech is present in the sentence 'The captain commands one hundred sails'?

Synecdoche

In the expression 'Sally sells seashells by the seashore', which figure of speech is demonstrated?

Alliteration

'The boom of the explosion' exemplifies which figure of speech?

Onomatopoeia

Study Notes

Figures of Speech

  • Hyperbole is used in the sentence 'His feet are as big as boats', which is an exaggeration used for emphasis or effect.

Idiom

  • The phrase 'It's raining cats and dogs' is an idiom, a fixed expression with a non-literal meaning, used to describe heavy rain or a storm.

Personification

  • The sentence 'The moon looked down at me' employs personification, a figure of speech that gives human-like qualities to non-human entities, such as objects or nature.

Oxymoron

  • The phrase 'Jumbo shrimp' is an example of an oxymoron, a combination of two words that seem to contradict each other, but create a unique concept.

Metaphor

  • The sentence 'The captain commands one hundred sails' contains a metaphor, a comparison between two unlike things without using 'like' or 'as', to describe the captain's control over a large fleet.

Alliteration

  • The expression 'Sally sells seashells by the seashore' demonstrates alliteration, a repetition of initial consonant sounds in words that are close together, used to create a memorable effect.

Onomatopoeia

  • The phrase 'The boom of the explosion' exemplifies onomatopoeia, a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the sound it describes, creating a sensory experience.

Test your knowledge of figures of speech with this quiz covering simile, metaphor, alliteration, and onomatopoeia. Identify examples and understand the use of these literary devices.

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