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English Test - 19 Figures of Speech

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1. Which figure of speech attributes human characteristics to non-human entities?

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2. Which figure of speech compares two unlike things using "like" or "as"?

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3. The phrase "deafening silence" contains a:

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4. Which sentence uses personification to describe a non-human entity?

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5. When there's a discrepancy between what is expected and what actually happens, it's called?

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6. How is personification used in the sentence, "The wind whispered secrets to the trees?"

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7. Choose the correct figure of speech in the following sentence. Fair is foul and foul is fair.

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8. Which figure of speech uses contradictory terms together?

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9. Point out the figure of speech in the following sentence.  'Here's the smell of the blood still, all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand'.

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10. Silence hath bound thee with her fatal chain; neglected, mute and desolate art thou, Like ruined monument on desert plain may be by mortal. wakened once again harp of my country, let me strike the strain!" The life "like ruined monument on desert plain" is an example of

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11. In which sentence is an inanimate object given human qualities?

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12. "The world is a stage" is an example of what?

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13. What is it called when one part of something represents the whole?

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14. "The wind howled in the night" contains which figure of speech?

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15. "She is drowning in a sea of grief" illustrates which figure of speech?

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16. "The waves kissed the shore" is an example of:

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17. Point out the figure of speech in the following sentence.  'And having nothing he hath all'.

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18. In the sentence "She looked as gentle as a lamb," which figure of speech is used?

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19. Point out the figure of speech used in the following sentence.  Integrity is the backbone of character.

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20. "Her laughter was music to his ears" is an example of:

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21. "Whisper words of wisdom" demonstrates what figure of speech?

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22. Choose the correct figure of speech in the following sentence. "The wind lies asleep in the arms of dawn.”

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23. Which of the following is an 'Oxymoron"?

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24. Which figure of speech hints at or refers to a well-known story, event, or person?

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25. "This room is a freezing icebox!" is an example of which figure of speech?

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26. In the saying, "Love is a battlefield," love is likened to a battlefield without using "like" or "as." This is a(n)?

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27. "She is light in the darkness" represents:

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28. Which figure of speech repeats the same sound at the start of words close together in a phrase?

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29. Which one of the following phrases gives us an example of alliteration?

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30. Which figure of speech involves exaggeration for emphasis or effect?

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31. "She sells sea shells by the seashore" demonstrates what?

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32. "It's raining cats and dogs" is an example of?

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1Basamma meti69 %22 / 326 minutes 26 seconds
2Anupama66 %21 / 3214 minutes 25 seconds
3Vinutapm63 %20 / 329 minutes 22 seconds
4puttaswamy59 %19 / 329 minutes 12 seconds
5Amaresh50 %16 / 325 minutes 10 seconds
6prabhajmunavallimuna50 %16 / 327 minutes 23 seconds
7Asha47 %15 / 3210 minutes 59 seconds
8Gulshan41 %13 / 327 minutes 45 seconds
9Shirin banu34 %11 / 3211 minutes 31 seconds
10Swetha31 %10 / 322 minutes 56 seconds
11Yashodha koti31 %10 / 325 minutes 35 seconds
12Amruta Vibhute6 %2 / 3221 minutes 56 seconds
13Muttamna3 %1 / 3220 minutes 3 seconds
14Sahana gonda0 %0 / 3237 seconds
15Bahuchiranth0 %0 / 3242 seconds
16Gangesh0 %0 / 3254 seconds
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