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SYMBOLISM can be best defined as:
a) the repetition of vowel sounds within a sentence
b) a saying specific to a certain group
c) words that stand for something else
d) painting a picture with words

The words drip, swish, whine and belch, are all examples of which literary element?
a) Onomatopoeia
b) Hyperbole
c) Personification
d) Simile

“When a nonhuman object is given a human characteristic.” What literary device does this phrase best define?
a) Simile
b) Hyperbole
c) Personification
d) Simile

An expression used in everyday language that has a different meaning from the literal meanings of the individual words that make up the expression.” This definition best describes
a) Hyperbole
b) Idiom
c) Alliteration
d) Personification

“Terry has millions of friends,” is an example of
a) simile
b) metaphor
c) hyperbole
d) personification

Which of the following is an example of alliteration?
a) Tight eyes like a tiger.
b) Her eyes were as wide as the sea.
c) Great green gobs of grimy garbage
d) All of the above.

HYPERBOLE is
a) an extreme representation of the authors ideas
b) an extreme exaggeration or overstatement
c) the use of words that repeat the same beginning sound
d) all of the above

“Those girls sang like song birds,” is an example of
a) simile
b) metaphor
c) alliteration
d) personification

“The kids running upstairs sounded like a herd of elephants” is an example of
a) simile
b) metaphor
c) alliteration
d) personification

“A comparison of two or more unlike things NOT using like or as.” This definition best defines
a) Simile
b) Metaphor
c) Alliteration
d) Personification

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