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a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings
a) synonym
b) oxymoron
c) metaphor
d) euphemism

the use of the same words or group of words in poetry
a) rhythm
b) rhyme
c) repetition
d) stress

making reference to someone or something famous
a) allusion
b) alliteration
c) onomatopoiea
d) oxymoron

repetition of similar sounds at the beginning of words
a) alliteration
b) metaphor
c) allusion
d) oxymoron

giving human characteristics to something that is nonhuman
a) personification
b) oxymoron
c) hyperbole
d) allusion

a comparison without using like or as
a) personification
b) metaphor
c) simile
d) onomatopoiea

extreme exaggeration
a) hyperbole
b) simile
c) metaphor
d) oxymoron

comparison between two things using like or as
a) metaphor
b) simile
c) alliteration
d) hyperbole

the use of words that sound more pleasing
a) alliteration
b) metaphor
c) euphemism
d) personification

You will complete the questions in random order.
a) metaphor
b) euphemism
c) oxymoron
d) alliteration

Allie’s cell phone dropped into the toilet like a falling star.
a) metaphor
b) simile
c) personification
d) alliteration

The detective listened to her tales with a wooden face.
a) alliteration
b) simile
c) oxymoron
d) metaphor

Her eyes were fireflies.
a) personification
b) metaphor
c) onomatopoiea
d) rhyme

Charlie gazed hopelessly at the endless pile of bills stretching across the counter.
a) hyperbole
b) allusion
c) personification
d) metaphor

Money is the only friend that I can count on.
a) simile
b) personification
c) hyperbole
d) metaphor

Traci Turnblad tripped over three tough tree trunks.
a) personification
b) rhythm
c) alliteration
d) euphemism

The senior citizens couples want to spend their golden ages traveling the world.
a) personification
b) euphemism
c) metaphor
d) alliteration

Peggy heard the last piece of cheesecake in the refrigerator calling her name.
a) euphemism
b) simile
c) metaphor
d) personification

The typical teenage boy’s room is a disaster area.
a) simile
b) metaphor
c) oxymoron
d) euphemism

Toby manipulated the people in his life as though they were chess pieces
a) metaphor
b) simile
c) personification
d) oxymoron

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