Identifying Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies



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Identifying Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies
Directions: Write which technique is being used on the line. Then, explain how you know your answer.


Answers: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, and Hyperbole

Example: “I was the only boy in our school what had asthma," said the fat boy with a touch of pride.


What technique is being used? _________________Personification_____________________________
Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:

Pride can’t touch, but people can, so this is personification.






  1. Within the irregular arc of coral the lagoon was still as a mountain lake.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The palms that still stood made a green roof.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The incredible pool was only invaded by the sea at high tide.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. He turned over, holding his nose, and a golden light danced and shattered just over his face.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. Ralph paddled backwards, immersed his mouth and blew a jet of water into the air.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:



  1. "We've got to make smoke up there--or die."

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. His ordinary voice sounded like a whisper after the harsh note of the conch.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. When these breezes reached the platform the palm fronds would whisper.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. This toy of voting was almost as pleasing as the conch.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The rock was as large as a small motor car.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. “If Jack were leader, it would be all hunting all of the time.”

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. His face puckered, the tears leapt from his eyes.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:


  1. The smoke was a tight little knot on the horizon and was uncoiling slowly.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. This choir perched like black birds on the criss-cross trunks and examined Ralph with interest.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The great rock loitered, poised on one toe, decided not to return, moved through the air, fell.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. Piggy stood and the rose of embarrassment faded slowly from his cheeks.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. Every point of the mountain held up trees--flowers and trees.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. There was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. As the echoes died away so did the laughter.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:


  1. He noticed how the folds of his shirt were stiff like cardboard.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. A flurry of wind made the palms talk and the noise seemed very loud now.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. It seemed there were more littleuns then could be counted and Piggy was soon overwhelmed.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. Ralph dropped words like heavy round stones among the little groups that crouched or squatted.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The afternoon sun emptied down invisible arrows.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. At midday the sun was an angry eye.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:





  1. The forest stirred, roared, flailed.

What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________


Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole



Explain how you know:



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