Figures of speech

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  • Q1

    Identify whether the following sentences are simile, metaphor or hyperbole.

    1. This pudding is as smooth as silk.

    2. You snore louder than a freight train.

    3. Life is a dream.

    4. I have a million things to do today.

    5. The camel is the ship of the desert.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Simile

    2. Hyperbole

    3. Metaphor

    4. Hyperbole

    5. Metaphor

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  • Q2

    Identify the figures of speech in each of the following sentences.

    1. He is as brave as a lion.

    2. Mia's room was a junk pile.

    3. These walls have ears.

    4. Death lays its icy hands on Kings.

    5. Variety is the spice of life.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Simile

    2. Metaphor

    3. Personification

    4. Personification

    5. Metaphor

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  • Q3

    Identify which type of figurative language is used in the following quotes.

    1. "Education is our passport to the future, and tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

    2. "Slang is 'a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands, and goes to work."

    3. "Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest."

    4. "A good example is the best sermon."

    5. "Death! Where is thy sting? O Grave! Where is thy victory?"

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Metaphor

    2. Personification

    3. Personification

    4. Metaphor

    5. Personification

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  • Q4

    Match the following sentences in column A with the correct figures of speech in column B.

    A

    B

    1. It's simply impossible to trust you.

    2. Here under leave of Brutus and the rest,

    for Brutus is an honourable man,

    so are they all, all honourable men.

    3. He came, he saw, he conquered.

    4. Her brain is the size of a pea.

    5. "O wind, where have you been?"

    1. IRONY

    2. HYPERBOLE

    3. OXYMORON

    4. APOSTROPHE

    5. CLIMAX

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. It's simply impossible to trust you. -OXYMORON

    2. Here under leave of Brutus and the rest,

    for Brutus is an honourable man,

    so are they all, all honourable men. - IRONY

    3. He came, he saw, he conquered. - CLIMAX

    4. Her brain is the size of a pea. - HYPERBOLE

    5. "O wind, where have you been?" - APOSTROPHE

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  • Q5

    Match the following sentences in column A with the correct figures of speech in column B.

    A

    B

    1. To err is human, to forgive is divine

    2. Is life worth living?

    That depends on the liver

    3. I kissed the hand of death.

    4. He is a pig.

    5. He eats like a pig.

    a. METAPHOR

    b. PUN

    c. ANTITHESIS

    d. SIMILE

    e. PERSONIFICATION

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. To err is human, to forgive is divine -ANTITHESIS

    2. Is life worth living?

    That depends on the liver - PUN

    3. I kissed the hand of death. - PERSONIFICATION

    4. He is a pig. - METAPHOR

    5. He eats like a pig. - SIMILE

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