Up board class 11th english Figure of Speech: Definition and Examples

Up board class 11th english Figure of Speech: Definition and Examples

Up board class 11th english  Figure of Speech: Definition and Examples
Figure of Speech
Figure of Speech: Definition and Examples

Up board class 11th english Figure of Speech

A. Indicate if the sentence is an example of a simile, metaphor or hyperbole:
1- The paper is as light as a feather…………………………….Simile

2- The ocean was a raging bull…………………………….. Metaphor

3- An apple a day keeps the doctor away……………………………..Hyperbole

4- The streetlight was my security guard……………………………..Metaphor

5- Agentle summer wind feels like a soft cotton sheet……………………………..Simile

6- The ship plows the sea……………………………..Hyperbole

7- Her eyes shone like stars in the night sky……………………………..Simile

8- All the world’ is a stage……………………………..Hyperbole

9- My little brother eats like a pig……………………………..Simile

10- The tears flowed like a river……………………………..Simile

11- His fame is rising to the skies……………………………..Hyperbole

12- Mom tore through my messy room looking for it……………………………..Hyperbole

13- The mayor’s voice was a strong weapon……………………………..Hyperbole

14- The horse moved with lightning speed……………………………..Hyperbole

15- Jim is as stubborn as a mule……………………………..Simile

Up board class 11th english Figure of Speech

B. Choose the figure of speech used in the following lines:

1- The camel is the ship of the desert.
(i) Metaphor (ii) Simile(iii) Oxymoron (iv) Hyperbole
Ans:– (i) Metaphor

2- Death lays its icy hands on kings.
(i) Simile (ii) Hyperbole (iii) Metaphor (iv) Personification
Ans:– iv) Personification

3- O Hamlet! Thou has cleft my heart in twain.
(i) Metaphor (ii) Hyperbole(iii) Oxymoron (iv) Apostrophe
Ans:– iv) Apostrophe

4- O death! Where is thy sting? O grave! Where is thy victory?
(i) Oxymoron (ii) Hyperbole (iii) Metaphor (iv) Apostrophe
Ans:– iv) Apostrophe

5- Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale.
(i) Simile (ii) Metaphor (iii) Hyperbole (iv) Apostrophe
Ans:– (i) Simile


6- Variety is the spice of life.
(i) Metaphor (ii) Simile (iii) Hyperbole (iv)Apostrophe
Ans:– (iii) Hyperbole


7- Pride goeth forth on horseback, grand and gay, But come back on foot, and bags its way.
(i) Personification (ii) Hyperbole (iii) Apostrophe (iv) Metaphor
Ans:– (i) Personification


8- O Solitude! where are thy charms that sages have seen in thy face?
(i) Personification (ii) Apostrophe (iii) Hyperbole (iv) Simile
Ans:– ii) Apostrophe


9- Here is the smell of blood still; all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. (i) Hyperbole (ii) Simile (iii) Personification (iv) Metaphor
Ans:– (i) Hyperbole


10- Many are called, few are chosen:
(i) Oxymoron (ii) Metaphor (iii) Hyperbole (iv) Personification
Ans:– (i) Oxymoron

C. Point out the figures of speech in the following lines:

1- O my love’ like red rose. …………………………………Simile

2- O Solitude! where are thy charms? …………………………………Apostrophe

3- O Grave! Where is thy victory? …………………………………Apostrophe .

4- O cuckoo! shall I call thee bird. …………………………………Apostrophe

5- O heavy lightness! Serious vanity. …………………………………Apostrophe

6- O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts. …………………………………Apostrophe

7- Opportunity knocks at the door but once. …………………………………Personification

8- O sweet Content! where is thy mild abode? …………………………………Apostrophe

9- O mighty Caesar! dost thou lie so low. …………………………………Apostrophe

10- Oworld! O life! O time! On whose last steps I climb. …………………………… Apostrophe

11- O Julius Caesar! thou art mighty yet. …………………………………Apostrophe

12- Our sweetest songs are those That tell of a saddest thoughts. …… Oxymoron

13- How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world. …………………………………Apostrophe

14- It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. …………………………………simile

15- She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream. …………………………………Oxymoron

16- She is lovely like a rose. …………………………………simile

17- This sea that bares her bosom to the moon. ………………………………… Personification

18- This is an open secret. …………………………………Oxymoron

19- Like a huge python winding round and round. …………………………………simile

20- Look like innocent flower. …………………………………simile

21- Life is like a dream. …………………………………simile

22- Love is blind. …………………………………Metaphor

23- Milton! thou shouldst be living at this hour. …………………………………Apostrophe

24- Or from star like eyes doth seek. …………………………………simile

25- He is idly busy nowadays. …………………………………Oxymoron

26-. Her mother too, upon this occasion felt a pleasing distress. …………..Oxymoron

27- O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done. …………………………………Apostrophe

28- He has a heart of stone. …………………………………Metaphor

29- He is the star of the family. …………………………………Metaphor

30– Love in the spice of life. …………………………………Metaphor

31-. Life is a dream. …………………………………Metaphor

32-. The camel is the ship of the desert. …………………………………Metaphor

33-. I see a lily on thy brow. …………………………………Metaphor

34-. She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream. …………………………………Hyperbole

35-. They build the nation’s pillars deep and lift them to the sky. …………………… Hyperbole

36-. She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride. ………………………………… simile

37-. She is the pillar of the state. ………………………………… Metaphor

38-. The city’s voice itself is soft like solitude’s. …………………………………Apostrophe, simile

39-. O Solitude! Where are they charms That sages have seen in thy face ? ………………………….. Apostrophe

40-. The more haste, the less speed. …………………………………Oxymoron

41-. He that loves a rosy cheek or coral lip admires. …………………………………Metaphor

42-. Hope is the poor man’s bread. …………………………………Metaphor

43-. Life is bitter sweet. …………………………………Oxymoron

44-. From star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain his fires. …………………………………Simile

45-. My love is like a red rose. …………………………………Simile

46-. Exult, O shores! and ring O bells! …………………………………Apostrophe

47-. She is as fresh as dew. …………………………………Simile

48-. I hear lake water lapping. …………………………………onomatopoeia

49-. Life is but a walking shadow. …………………………………Simile

50-. Let not Ambition mock their useful toil. …………………………………Personification

51-. Heis now in the sunset of his days. …………………………………Metaphor

52-. Great lord of all things yet a prey to all. …………………………………Oxymoron

53-. Frailty! Thy name is woman. …………………………………Apostrophe

54-. Lightly! O lightly! We glide and we sing.
We bear her along like a pearl on a string. …………………………………Apostrophe

55-. I heard the water lapping on the crag. ……………………………… Onomatopoeia

56-. King James I was known as the wisest fool of Christendom. …………………………………Oxymoron

57– Life is as tedious as a twice told tale. …………………………………simele

58-. Life is a tale told by an idiot. …………………………………metaphor

59–My friend is regularly irregular. …………………………………Oxymoron

60– She wept oceans of tears. …………………………………Hyperbole

61–Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war. …………………… Personification

62– Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow. ………………………………… Personification

63.–Death lays his icy hands even on kings. …………………………………Personification

64–Rome, thou hast seen much better days. …………………………………Personification

65–Pride goeth forth on horse back grand and gray,

But cometh back on foot and begs its way. …………………………………Personification

66- Curses are like chickens they come home to roost. …………………………………simile

67- Rivers of blood flowed in the battle. …………………………………Hyperbole

68– Revenge is a kind of wild justice. …………………………………metaphor

69– But patience to prevent that murmur soon replies. …………………………. Personification

70–She is a fen of stagnant water. ……………………………………….. metaphor

71–So like a shattered column lay the king. …………………………………simile

72–Expanding like the petals of young flowers

I watch the gentle opening of your minds. …………………………………simile

73- I chatter, chatter, as I flow to join the brimming river. …………………………………Onomatopoeia

74- She hangs like a star in the dew of our song. …………………………………simile

75- When dissolving like soap in water. ……………………(Smile)

76- John is a goat. ……………………(Metaphor)

77- A rain starts or thinner, then look at the joy in the soil, the birds told me that you are going to distant lands. That beautiful sound of mountain mountain has traveled all around. ……………………(Personification)

78-* The wave of the sea did not go as far as my heart……………………. (Hyperbole)

78- Can you hear the clicks coming from the roof?…………………… (Onomatopoeia)

79-. The monkey ate the beans in his hand……………………. (Onomatopoeia)

80-. I could not sleep through my mother snort during the night. ……………………(Onomatopoeia)

81- The flowing waters of the waterfall took all my troubles. ……………………(Onomatopoeia)

82-The food in the cauldron was boiling scalding……………………. (Onomatopoeia)

83-. I don’t want to hear the buzz of the fly standing by my ear……………………. (Onomatopoeia)

84- He suddenly exploded when he threw the ball into the thorns……………………. (Onomatopoeia)

85- I lubricated the creaking door hinges beautifully. ……………………(Onomatopoeia)

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