Words (Alliteration, Simile, Rhyme, Personification)
If you write "The old train was asleep in the siding" then you are using personification. A train can't really sleep!

Words (Alliteration, Simile, Rhyme, Personification)

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This quiz helps you to revise alliteration (repetition of sounds), simile (like, as), rhyme (word endings sounding similar) and personification (life given to objects). Try and 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!

1.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The wiry wool was as white as snow.
Alliteration and rhyme
Personification and alliteration
Rhyme and simile
Simile and alliteration
'As ....... as' = simile. 'Wiry/wool/was/white' = alliteration
2.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The lively boat ran merrily over the waves.
Alliteration
Personification
Rhyme
Simile
'Boats' aren't really 'lively'/'merry' - people are!
3.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The chair sat sternly, ready to receive its master.
Alliteration and rhyme
Personification and alliteration
Rhyme and simile
Simile and alliteration
People sit, chairs don't! Two lots of alliteration here too
4.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The moon was like a ghostly ship.
Alliteration
Personification
Rhyme
Simile
'Like' = simile
5.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The windows of the house stared emptily.
Alliteration
Personification
Rhyme
Simile
Because 'windows' can't really 'stare' - people do!
6.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The boys bounced in like a herd of elephants.
Alliteration and personification
Personification and simile
Rhyme and simile
Simile and alliteration
'Boys bounced' = alliteration. 'Like' = simile
7.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The cold, creeping, crawling fog enveloped him.
Alliteration
Personification
Rhyme
Simile
'Cold, creeping, crawling .......' same sounds = alliteration
8.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
The engine leaped into life, its pistons protesting loudly.
Alliteration and personification
Alliteration and rhyme
Rhyme and simile
Simile and alliteration
People 'protest', pistons don't! = personification
9.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
An apple a day keeps colds at bay.
Alliteration and simile
Personification and rhyme
Rhyme and alliteration
Simile and rhyme
'Day ....... bay' = rhyme. 'Keeps colds' = alliteration
10.
Choose the correct device(s) in the following sentence.
His shout was like the cry of an eagle ready for battle.
Alliteration
Personification
Rhyme
Simile
Author:  Sue Daish

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