Figures of Speech Test

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Figures of speech test 1. 'Out in the porch's sagging floor, Leaves got up in a coil and hissed, Blindly struck at my knee and missed.' simile metaphor irony hyperbole 2. George Bush talked during his campaign about 'compassionate conservatism', which to many liberals sounds like a(n) ___________________. apostrophe synecdoche oxymoron euphemism 3. 'Necessity is the mother of invention.' litotes personification oxymoron paradox 4. 'The poor people of Ireland should rid themselves of poverty
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  Figures of speech test 1. 'Out in the porch's sagging floor, Leaves got up in a coil and hissed, Blindlystruck at my knee and missed.'similemetaphorironyhyperbole 2. George Bush talked during his campaign about 'compassionateconservatism', which to many liberals sounds like a(n) ___________________.apostrophesynecdocheoxymoroneuphemism 3. 'Necessity is the mother of invention.'litotespersonificationoxymoronparadox 4. 'The poor people of Ireland should rid themselves of poverty by selling theirchildren to the rich to eat.'paradoxironylogorrheaneologism 5. The phrases 'the humming bee', 'the cackling hen', and 'the buzzing saw' areexamples of ________________.spoonerismspersonificationonomatopoeiametonymy  6. 'How many times have I told you to clean your room?'hyperboleeponymyoxymoronrhetorical question 7. 'To err is human, to forgive divine.'ironysimileantithesislitotes 8. 'My uncle passed away in 1970.'euphemismapostropheexclamationtautology9. 'My son's teacher made it clear that cheating on tests was no laughingmatter.'synecdochelitotesonomatopoeiairony10. In Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis are buried President Benjamin Harrison, 3Vice-Presidents, 15 Senators and Governors, and John Dillinger.'climaxanticlimaxconceitmetaphor
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