This quiz helps you to revise alliteration (repetition of sounds), simile (like, as), rhyme (word endings sounding similar) and personification (life given to objects).
Literary devices are described as "imagery" because they function to create images in the reader's mind. Some literary devices involve comparing one object to another. Metaphor is when one person, object or situation is said to BE another. Here is one example: "The man is a mountain!" The reader knows the man isn't literally made out of stone, but the metaphor tells us that he is huge and solid. Simile is similar to metaphor, except less direct. A simile compares one thing to another, using words such as "like" or "as ..... as". Here is an example of a simile: "The man is as tall as a mountain", or "The children clambered up the man's arms like mountain goats, until they reached the summit of his shoulders." The children aren't mountain goats, but they climb like them. Similes, as we can see, can be more limited and precise than metaphors.
Personification involves giving human attributes to forces or inanimate objects, as when we think of branches "groaning". And examples of rhyme appear in writing all the time......
Try to use these devices in your own English writing - they are great for making writing more interesting and enjoyable!
There's no such thing as too much practice, so see if you can get 10 out of 10 in this quiz!
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