Figure of Speech Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.7.5.A

Core Standard

A figure of speech is a word or phrase that comes off in a completely different manner from its literal meaning. Often figures of speech are used to engage readers and make them think more deeply towards the purpose of the assertion. Figures of speech often attempt to make the writing more human and put a personal touch on what is being examined. The goal of a figure of speech is to leave a mark on your audience. This is usually accompanied with astonishment or laughter. There are a wide range of vehicles to help you achieve this. Some of provide human traits to inanimate objects. Others exaggerate to an overwhelming level. These worksheets will help students use figures of speech in their own writing. In this collection of bold worksheets we will look at how figures of speech can be used within a set of context.









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