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Similes Metaphors And Personification Homework Pass

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Figurative Language Worksheet 7

Directions: Read the lines of poetry. Slashes represent line breaks. Figure out which technique is being used: simile, metaphor, hyperbole, or personification.  In the boxes, explain how you figured out your answer. It is possible that more than one technique is being used.  If you can, explain each. 

1. I shall be as peaceful as the leafy trees.

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Simile

Answer Explanation

This is a simile because the speaker compares himself to a leafy tree using the word "as."

2. She had no saying dark enough
  For the dark pine that kept
Forever trying the window-latch
  Of the room where they slept.

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Personification, hyperbole

Answer Explanation

This is personification because the pine tree is given the ability to "try" the window-latch. This is hyperbole because the pine tree is described as doing this "forever," which is an exaggeration. It also says that she has "no saying dark enough," which is also an exaggeration.

 

 

3. For I knew his eyes
Like an old, old song.

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Simile

Answer Explanation

The speaker compares his eyes to an old, old song using the word "like."

4. Your voice was a web to bind.

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Metaphor

Answer Explanation

This is a metaphor because the speaker compares your voice to a web without using the word "like" or "as."

5. Having prepared their buds against a sure winter,
The wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Personification

Answer Explanation

This is personification because the trees are given the quality of wisdom and the ability to sleep.

6. Life is a frail moth flying,
Caught in the web of the years that pass,

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Metaphor

Answer Explanation

This is a metaphor because life is compared to a frail moth without using the word "like" or "as." Also, the years are compared to a web.

7. Are not my children as dear to me as falling leaves?

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Simile

Answer Explanation

This is a simile because the speaker compares her children to falling leaves using the word "as."

8. The sunflower droops to the lazy wave;

The wind sleeps--

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Personification

Answer Explanation

The wind is given the ability to sleep and the wave is given the quality of laziness. 

9. I can scarcely breathe,

The darkness is so thick.

It stifles me,

And weighs so heavily upon me,

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Hyperbole

Answer Explanation

The speaker is exaggerating about the weight and thickness of the darkness.

10. Between the moss and stone
The lonely lilies rise;

Which technique is used? _____________________________________________________________

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?

(write a sentence explaining your answer)

Answer

Personification

Answer Explanation

This is personification because the lilies are given the quality of loneliness and the ability to rise.

 

 

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Included:
-Simile Poster
-Simile Word Search
-Simile Crossword Puzzle
-Simile Worksheet
-Metaphor Poster
-Metaphor Word Search
-Simile OR Metaphor Worksheet
(answer sheets included)
-Personification Word Search
-Personification Poster
- Personification and Hyperbole Worksheet Activity with two original short stories
-Hyperbole Word Search
-Hyperbole Poster
BONUS 4 Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification Sorting worksheets
(answer sheets included)
Word Searches include a challenge to find the two hidden mystery Hyperbole/Personifications or Simile/Metaphors

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