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Simile: A comparison between objects using the words ____________________ or ________________

Like or As

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Metaphor: A comparison between two objects by saying one thing _________________ another thing

Is

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Hyperbole: Deliberate _______________________ for ________________________

Exaggeration for Effect

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Onomatopoeia: A word formed from a __________________________

Sound

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Alliteration: Repeated ____________________________ sounds in the first letter of consecutive words

Consonant

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Assonance: Repeated ________________________ sounds in consecutive words

Vowel

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Sibilance: The same as _______________________ but only when the repeated sound is an ________ sound

Alliteration, 'S'

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Identify the sound device used in the following sentence

Seven salamanders circled the house

Sibilance

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Identify the figurative device used in the following sentence

He ran like the wind

Simile

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Identify the sound device used in the following sentence

Whizz

Onomatopoeia

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Identify the figurative device used in the following sentence

I opened the cupboard and a thousand cockroaches ran out

Hyperbole

12

Identify the sound device used in the following sentence

The opal glow of the Hauraki gulf

Assonance

13

Identify the figurative device used in the following sentence

The tree shed her autumn dress and stood naked all winter

Personification (because wearing clothes is an exclusively human characteristic)

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Identify the figurative device used in the following sentence

The wind bit into me

Metaphor (not personification as biting is not an exclusively human characteristic)

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Identify the sound device used in the following sentence

Leon likes lollies

Alliteration

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Identify the figurative device defined below

A comparison between TWO objects using the words LIKE or AS

Simile

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Identify the figurative device defined below

A comparison between two DISSIMILAR objects by saying one thing IS another thing

Metaphor

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Identify the figurative device defined below

Deliberate EXAGGERATION for EFFECT

Hyperbole

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Identify the sound device defined below

A word formed from a SOUND

Onomatopoeia

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Identify the sound device defined below

Repeated CONSONANT sounds in the FIRST letter of consecutive words

Alliteration

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Identify the sound device defined below

Repeated VOWEL sounds which can be ANYWHERE in the words

Assonance

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Identify the sound device defined below

The same as CONSONANCE but only when the repeated sound is an ‘S’ sound

Sibilance

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Identify the figurative device in the following quote

“you could actually see a tiny little golden spark dancing in the middle of each eye”

Personification

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Identify the figurative device defined below

A figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings.

Personification

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Identify the figurative device in the following quote

“His hands were as big as wheelbarrows”

Simile

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“A dream…makes a tiny little buzzing-humming sound”

Which two words which are examples of ONOMATOPOEIA?

buzzing
humming

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“Dreams…float around in the night air like little clouds” – what two things are being compared in this SIMILE? Which word that shows us that this sentence is a simile?

Dreams and clouds

Like

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“his black coat was streaming out behind him like the wings of a bird” What two things are being compared in this SIMILE? Which word that shows us that this sentence is a simile?

Coat and wings

Like

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“A petrol engine is sheer magic”

Which two things are being compared in this METAPHOR?

Petrol engine and magic

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“They will all purr and hum and roar” What SOUND DEVICE is used to make this description come alive for the reader?

Onomatopoeia

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“Plots and plans and new ideas came flying off him like sparks from a grindstone” – is this comparison a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? How do you know?

Simile

Like

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“The kite…was just a small blue dot dancing in the sky” what figurative device is being used to give the kite human qualities?

Personification

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“The kite…was…miles above my head” what figurative device is Roald Dahl using here to deliberately exaggerate how high the kite is?

Hyperbole

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“It was like a magic fire-ball in the sky” – is this comparison a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? How do you know?

Simile

Like

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A ________________ is a comparison saying that a person, place, animal or thing IS some thing else (not just LIKE it!). Metaphors are stronger images than similes. They don’t mean exactly what the words say.

Metaphor

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“I listened for the usual workshop sounds, the little clinking noises of metal against metal or the tap of a hammer” – identify two examples of ONOMATOPOEIA in this sentence

Clinking

Tap

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“his eyes were shining like stars” - is this comparison a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?

Simile

Eyes and Stars

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“the great trees are spreading their branches high above you like black ghosts” - is this comparison a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?

Simile

Trees and ghosts

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“the shadows…are darker than a wolf’s mouth” – this is a COMPARATIVE which tells us how dark the shadows are by COMPARING them to something else. What are the shadows being COMPARED to here?

A wolf's mouth

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“The motor coughed once, then started” – what figurative device gives the car HUMAN QUALITIES?

Personification

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“Its headlamps were like two dazzling white eyes” - is this comparison a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?

Simile

Headlamps and Eyes

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“SWISH! The thing went past me like a bullet” – what SOUND DEVICE shows the reader how quickly the police car was travelling?

Onomatopoeia

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“SWISH! The thing went past me like a bullet” – what FIGURATIVE DEVICE shows the reader how quickly the police car was travelling?

Simile

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“it makes me madder than a mackerel” – is ‘madder’ a COMPARATIVE or a SUPERLATIVE?

Comparative

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“to Mr Hazell it is the greatest day in the year” – is ‘greatest’ a COMPARATIVE or a SUPERLATIVE?

Superlative

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“For one day in the year he becomes a big cheese in a little world” – what FIGURATIVE DEVICE has been used here?

Metaphor

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“Clink…clink…clink” – what SOUND DEVICE is being used here?

Onomatopoeia

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“five eggs of the purest blue” – identify the SUPERLATIVE in this sentence

Purest

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“The weasel is the bravest of all animals” - identify the SUPERLATIVE in this sentence

Bravest

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“he would smile back at her in the soppiest way you can imagine” - identify the SUPERLATIVE in this sentence

Soppiest

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“They fell with a soft little patter, like raindrops on dry leaves” – what FIGURATIVE DEVICE is being used here?

Simile

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“We lay there for what seemed like a hundred years” - what FIGURATIVE DEVICE is being used here?

Hyperbole

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“The silver buttons on his uniform sparkled like diamonds” - what FIGURATIVE DEVICE is being used here?

Simile

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“The finest and most succulent dish on earth!” – identify the SUPERLATIVES

Finest

Most succulent

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“Kings and queens don’t live any better than that” – identify the COMPARATIVE

Better

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“That was the greatest time I’ve ever had in my whole life” – identify the SUPERLATIVE

Greatest

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“He spoke her name proudly, as through he were a commander referring to his bravest officer” - what FIGURATIVE DEVICE is being used here?

Simile

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“He spoke her name proudly, as through he were a commander referring to his bravest officer” – identify the SUPERLATIVE

Bravest

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“a great cloud of pheasants” – identify the METAPHOR

Cloud

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“The language he used was so foul and filthy it scorched my earholes” – is this a SIMILE or a METAPHOR? What two things are being compared?

Metaphor

Words and fire

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“my father was the most marvelous and exciting father” – is this a COMPARATIVE or a SUPERLATIVE?

Superlative