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Common Core Practice: Similes and Metaphors


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  • 1. Multiple Choice
    3 minutes
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    What does the metaphor in the first sentence mean?

    The sky was an angry, purple monster. It roared fiercely as the thunder crashed and the rain poured down.

    The sky had clouds in the shape of a monster.

    The sky was stormy.

    Monsters invaded the town.

    None of the above

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    3 minutes
    1 pt

    What purpose does the author's simile serve in the paragraph?

    In the days after Dad was laid off almost everyone was gloomy. Sam didn't smile, Mom hovered over everyone like a cloud full of rain. It was Sasha who was the ray of sunshine when she declared, "It's alright. Hugs are free!"

    It describes the setting after Dad was laid off.

    It makes the point that mom was gloomy and likely to cry.

    It shows that Sasha was a happy, upbeat presence in the house.

    It reminds us that hugs are free.

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    3 minutes
    1 pt

    By comparing Kevin to a brick wall, what is the speak trying to say about Kevin?

    The starting goalie was out with an injury, so Kevin was finally getting his chance to prove his worth. He knew he could do it. He was ready. Kevin was a brick wall.

    He would not allow the opponent to score he'd block the goal posts.

    He was hard-headed.

    He built a wall in front of his soccer goal.

    He threw bricks at his opponent.

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