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5th Grade Figurative Language Name :

Practice # 12 Date :

1.Read the following sentences and write what figures of speech are used (metaphor /
simile, personification)

1. By the time we stopped at the little white house, a sea of smiling faces, young and
old, surrounded the car.

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2. That cheese pizza is calling my name!

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3. The red flag waved at me, welcoming me to the beach.

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4.“He’s two but I can’t let him down. He’ll take off like a shot.”

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5. I opened the door to go outside, but the raindrops laughed at my foolish plan.

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6.“We jumped down from the straw bales and took off like a shot out of a cannon.”

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2.Write one sentence showing the alliteration technique.

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3. Change the following from simile to metaphor and vice versa :

1. He was as strong as a lion in a battle.

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2. She is a pretty picture.

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3. The striker was a goal machine.

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4. The moon was as misty as a shadow.

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4. Make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences.

For example:

As good as gold

1. As heavy as ………………………………………………….

2. As cold as……………………………………………………..

3. As hard as……………………………………………………………

4. She had skin like a …………………………………………………..

5. As cool as ……………………………………………………………..

6. As quick as ……………………………………………………………..

7. He was slow like a …………………………………………………………