Grade 10 English exam

Please answer the following questions correct to receive full point value. Fill in the blank: For each of the following passages, identify the poetic device being used. Some terms may be used more than once and some may not be used at all. Use the following list to help you select the BEST possible answer for each statement. (15)

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1. The rock stubbornly refused to move

hyperbole
personification
metaphor

2. Life is a broken-winged bird

simile
allusion
metaphor

3. The dandelion waved in the gentle wind.

imagery
personification
onomatopoeia

I feel like a worn out shirt

oxymoron
simile
metaphor

I am a kaleidoscope.

symbol
metaphor
personification

Her heavy hair hung thick in ropes.

Alliteration
Assonance
Repetiton

The face of Big Ben watches over the city of London.

Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance

I sluurp my tea.

Repetition
Assonance
Onomatopoeia

The spring birds chattered.

Onomatopoeia
Personification
Metaphor

Life is a barren field frozen with snow.

simile
metaphor
imagery

The breeze whispered something in my ear.

personification
hyperbole
oxymoron

You are such a Grinch.

Allusion
Assonance
Metaphor

The tourist was clearly confused.

hyperbole
alliteration
oxymoron

Cathy cuts cucumbers carefully.

assonance
repetition
alliteration

The giant tree was ablaze with orange, red and yellow leaves.

metaphor
symbol
imagery