Figures of speech

July 19, 2013pdf

Identify the figure of speech used in the following sentences.

1. The camel is the ship of the desert.

a) Metaphor

b) Simile

c) Oxymoron

d) Epigram

2. Death lays its icy hands on Kings.

a) Epigram

b) Antithesis

c) Metaphor

d) Personification

3. O Hamlet! Thou has cleft my heart in twain.

a) Metaphor

b) Hyperbole

c) Oxymoron

d) Apostrophe

4. O death! Where is thy sting? O grave! Where is thy victory?

a) Oxymoron

b) Hyperbole

c) Metaphor

d) Apostrophe

5. Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.

a) Simile

b) Metaphor

c) Hyperbole

d) Apostrophe

6. Variety is the spice of life.

a) Metaphor

b) Simile

c) Hyperbole

d) Antithesis

7. Pride goeth forth on horseback, grand and gay

a) Personification

b) Hyperbole

c) Apostrophe

d) Metaphor

8. O Solitude! Where are the charms that sages have seen in thy face?

a) Personification

b) Apostrophe

c) Hyperbole

d) Antithesis

9. Here is the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.

a) Hyperbole

b) Antithesis

c) Personification

d) Metaphor

10. Many are called, few are chosen

a) Oxymoron

b) Antithesis

c) Hyperbole

d) Personification

Answers

1. Metaphor

2. Personification

3. Apostrophe

4. Apostrophe

5. Simile

6. Metaphor

7. Personification

8. Apostrophe

9. Hyperbole

10. Antithesis

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