Common Core State Standards demand that students identify figurative language techniques. This means that your standardized test is likely to question figurative language knowledge. Students can prepare for this through repeated exposure to figurative language. You can do this by studying figurative language poems, activities, or the worksheets on this page.
These worksheets will give students rapid fire practice with figurative language techniques. Not only must students identify the techniques, they must explain their answers. This approach forces students to consider their answers. It also helps teachers identify misunderstandings.
Smith-Daniels/ April 20, 2022
I just stumbles upon this sight when I was browsing the web for figurative language worksheets. Thank you for those. But I am writing you to give you a BIG KUDOS for the Figurative Language ORPHEUS game. Yes my kids play kahoot….. but THIS GAME had them sooo excited. I can’t thank you enough and only wish I had discovered the site sooner.
Mr. Morton/ April 20, 2022
That’s awesome. Check out the Poetry Cat game too! I think they will like that.
Lisa/ February 22, 2022
Is there an Answer Key for the Figurative Language Test 1? I would like to use this for helping my students.
G. Mariano/ November 26, 2020
Figurative language Worksheet 1 #2 is in need of correction. The quote provided is an example of
onomatopoeia, which is not one of the choices.
“Drip—hiss—drip—hiss fall the raindrops / on the oaken log which burns, and steams,
and smokes the ceiling beams. / Drip—hiss—the rain never stops.”
AAZ/ January 11, 2021
We assumed here that the presence of another technique is simply beyond the scope of the question.
We’re sticking to the thought question (to match with the provided answers) and discussing what else we think we find (if we do).
We spotted this ‘bonus’ technique also.
Mr. Morton/ August 5, 2021
This question does contain onomatopoeia. And you can definitely discuss and share that.
It also contains hyperbole.
George Mariano/ November 26, 2020
Figurative language Worksheet 1 #1 must have the second line of the poem for it to be considered a simile.
“Like burnt-out torches by a sick man’s bed
Gaunt cypress-trees stand round the sun-bleached stone;”
The “burnt-out torches” and cypress trees are being compared, as are the sick man’s bed and Shelley’s “sun-bleached” grave stone.
Please see Wilde’s poem, “The Grave of Shelley”.
AAZ/ January 11, 2021
Thanks for the heads up 🙂
And thanks to this website for these exercises.
Very happy to find this resource for our homeschool project and great to see it is alive with feedback.
Really appreciate the effort.
Dakota bates/ January 20, 2020
This was veery helpfully with my test
Lorevic Arreza/ August 25, 2019
These figurative Languages are very much helpful for my pupils and a great help for my reference. Thank you so much and keep up the excellent work. God bless!
Emma/ June 12, 2019
just studying for a final LOL
ali/ June 13, 2017
Thank you very much for providing the worksheets. It is very helpful. Gob Bless and keep up the good work.
Akber Ali/ March 4, 2017
I am deeply touched to have seen this work. This is simply amazing…… I am so thankful.
Samarth Roy/ February 15, 2017
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Christy Smith/ November 16, 2016
Thank you for all your hard work on this site! I have used it for years in my classroom and find it the best way to teach poetic terms.
Mr. Morton/ March 22, 2017
I’m so happy to hear it. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment. Best wishes!
Ann/ October 27, 2016
Is there a way to load these worksheets to my google classroom
Mr. Morton/ October 27, 2016
Some of the activities on this page can be uploaded to Google Classroom: http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/e-reading-worksheets/online-reading-tests/
Specifically, the short stories and point of view practice activities.
I aim to support Google Classroom across the site one day…
TJ/ September 20, 2016
I honestly could not survive as a teacher without your items — I utilize it in so many ways!
Dr. Seema Singh/ June 25, 2016
Very useful worksheets to give ample practice to my students. Saves a lot of time !!
Thanks a lot
Sam/ May 29, 2016
I cannot even begin to imagine how many hours and days and years this has taken you. To say that I am grateful, Mr. Morton, is an understatement. Because of your efforts, I believe thousands upon thousands of students are getting a better education. (This comes from a beginning teacher with little experience putting together language units). Praise God for your generosity, kindness and effort.
kolton/ January 26, 2016
thank you for providing these worksheets as a resource for students like me 🙂
B. Futrell/ September 27, 2015
This is an amazing resource! Thank you so much!