Literature Quiz / Figuring Figurative Language

Random Literature Quiz

Can you name the type of figurative language being used?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

Forced Order
Also try: British Authors
Challenge
Share
Tweet
Embed
Score 0/10 Timer 04:00
DefinitionType of Figurative LanguageExample
A figure of speech that endows animals, ideas, and inanimate objects with human formWisdom cries out for those who will listen!
An object, place, person, thing or action that stands for something elseSaluting the national flag = patriotism
A form of exaggeration or overstatementMy guilty hand makes the green sea red
a common figure of speech in which the literal sense falls short of what is being talked about. He hit a homerun, and it was 'pretty fair.'
a trope in which a part signifies the whole or the whole signifies the part'Nice threads,' he enthusiastically commented about his friend's new school clothes.
a direct comparison between two objects using the words, 'like,' or 'as'The horrible dungeon was like a great furnace.
an indirect comparison between two objectsThe boughs which shake against the cold are bare ruined choirs
descriptive or figurative language used to create word pictures for the readerWe lived on Waverly Place, in a warm, clean, two-bedroom flat that sat above a small Chinese bakery
a direct comparisonThe mountain towered over them like a great, ominous shadow.
an indirect comparisonAll the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
OR
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments

Extras

Top Quizzes Today


Score Distribution

Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.