A. Match the phrases with the appropriate terms.
- __That gorilla is only 600 lbs.; he's a lightweight!
- __"I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee," the young boxer said.
- __My heart raced as the tension built in the room.
- __I can't get a job without experience, but I can't get experience without a job!
- __Until the work of Gandhi, India was subject to the will of the crown.
- __Could I have the jumbo shrimp?
- __The cast is so heavy that I swear it must be made of lead.
- A. personification
- B. hyperbole
- C. litotes
- D. metonymy
- E. simile
- F. oxymoron
- G. paradox
B. Identify the type of the following metaphors
a. A spy approached the camp slithering silently on his belly.
b. Though the runner was nervous, he became a speeding freight train of endurance and speed at the sound of the starting gun.
- c. "It fills with alabaster wool
- The wrinkles of the road" --Emily Dickinson
d. "It sifts from leaden sieves" --Emily Dickinson
C. Identify the figurative language in each of the following sentences as a simile, metaphor, metonymy, or symbol.
a. A crucifix hung above the fireplace.
b. Jack is a party animal!
c. We should travel to the land of the rising sun.
d. The six-point star is commonly known as the Star of David.
e. In the sudden silence I felt as awkward as a square wheel rolling down the road.
f. Washington sent agents to check on the security breech.
g. The pale green ghost of death slithered across the battle field into the unsuspecting lungs of sleeping soldiers, thus constricting them to silence.
h. The wind made my coat flap like a flag.
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