Practice Identifying Figurative Language

Read the examples and identify them as a simile, metaphor, hyperbole or personification.

Choose the correct type of figurative language.

The old man is as wise as an owl.

  • simile
  • metaphor
  • hyperbole
  • personification

I have seen this movie a thousand times!

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Hyperbole
  • personification

The palm trees were dancing in the wind.

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Hyperbole
  • Personification

Snow covered the streets in a white blanket.

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Hyperbole
  • Personification