Figure of Speech Exercise with Answers for Grade 11/12

The figure of Speech Exercise with Answers is very important. It is useful for grade 11th and 12th. There are many exercises. They deal with Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Apostrophe, Oxymoron, Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia. Solve the exercises and later, match the answers in the Check Your Answer Section.

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 1

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Figure of speech - 1

7 questions

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Words are easy like the wind.

2 / 7

A cry that would raise the dead from the grave.

3 / 7

He is the vulture of the state.

4 / 7

Even the sky shed tears when Gandhiji died.

5 / 7

Idleness is the nursery of evil thoughts.

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Netaji Subash Chandra Bose made a fiery speech.

7 / 7

At last, they agreed to disagree.

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Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose made a fiery speech.
  2. At last, they agreed to disagree.
  3. Even the sky shed tears when Gandhiji died.
  4. He is the vulture of the state.
  5. A cry that would raise the dead from the grave.
  6. Idleness is the nursery of evil thoughts.
  7. Words are easy like the wind.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Metaphor
  5. Hyperbole
  6. Metaphor
  7. Simile

Explanation

  1. Here in this sentence, the speech is like fire. It is compared but the words like, so, as etc are not used. Therefore, it is a Metaphor.
  2. In this sentence, both the words agree and disagree are used together. Both of them are opposite words. So, the figure of speech is Oxymoron.
  3. See, if Gandhiji died, people can weep, not nature. But here it is exaggerated. How can the sky weep at the death of a person? Therefore, the figure of speech is Hyperbole.
  4. He is compared to a bird that is the vulture. But the words like, as, so are not there in the sentence. So the figure of speech is Metaphor.
  5. The cry is exaggerated very much. A dead person cannot rise from his grave at the cry of anyone. It is impossible. So the figure of speech is Hyperbole.
  6. Words are compared with the wind. And comparison word-like is used here in the sentence. Therefore, the figure of speech is Simile.

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 2

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Figure of speech - 3

7 questions

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O, Captain! My captain! Our fearful trip is done.

2 / 6

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.

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Infancy is the beginning of life as dawn is the beginning of the day.

4 / 6

A lie has no legs.

5 / 6

His rash policy let lose the dogs of war.

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Thus Nature spake – the work was done – How soon my Lucy’s race was run!

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The average score is 55%

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Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Infancy is the beginning of life as dawn is the beginning of the day.
  2. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
  3. His rash policy let lose the dogs of war.
  4. A lie has no legs.
  5. Thus Nature spake – the work was done – How soon my Lucy’s race was run!
  6. O, Captain! My captain! Our fearful trip is done.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Simile
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Metaphor
  4. Personification
  5. Personification
  6. Apostrophe

Explanation

  1. Infancy is compared to dawn of the day. And comparison word as is also there. Therefore, the sentence is Simile.
  2. The sound comes from the word curfew. So, the figure of speech is Onomatopoeia.
  3. Here in this sentence comparison is made but the comparison word is not there. So it is a Metaphor.
  4. The lie works here in the sentence like a person. It has no legs. It is personified. So it is Personification.
  5. Nature is a non-living thing. Still, it speaks like a person in the sentence. So it is also Personification.
  6. Here in the sentence captain is addressed as a living thing while he is dead. So it is Apostrophe.

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 3

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Figure of speech - 2

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Her mother, too, upon this occasion felt pleasing distress.

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Whose conscience is his strong retreat?

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Whose armour is his honest thought?

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And beauty born of murmuring sound. Shall pass into her face.

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Death in his palace holds his court-His messengers move to and fro.

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The wind lies in the arms of the dawn.

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Our echoes roll from soul to soul.

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Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. And beauty born of murmuring sound. Shall pass into her face.
  2. Her mother, too, upon this occasion felt pleasing distress.
  3. Whose armour is his honest thought?
  4. Whose conscience is his strong retreat?
  5. The wind lies in the arms of the dawn.
  6. Our echoes roll from soul to soul.
  7. Death in his palace holds his court-His messengers move to and fro.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Onomatopoeia
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Metaphor
  4. Metaphor
  5. Personification
  6. Onomatopoeia
  7. Personification

Explanation

  1. There is a sound i.e. murmuring in the sentence. So it indicates Onomatopoeia.
  2. Two opposite feelings are used together. How is it possible that the mother can feel pleasure and sorrow both at a time? It is an Oxymoron.
  3. Honest thought is compared with the armour. However, the comparison words are not there in the sentence. So it is a Metaphor.
  4. Here in the sentence conscience is like a strong retreat. Again the comparison words are not used. So it is a Metaphor.
  5. Dawn is a non-living thing. But here it is used as a person. It has arms in the sentence. So it is personified. As result, it is Personification.
  6. Echoes show the sound. So this is Onomatopoeia.
  7. Here in the sentence, death is personified. So it is Personification.

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 4

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Figure of speech - 4

6 questions

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Peace hath her victories-No less renowned the war.

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Cowardly brave-Yes that describes him, Because he fights only when he cannot run away.

3 / 6

Wild West wind, thou breath of autumn’s being.

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They build the nation’s pillars deep – And lift them to the sky.

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Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.

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Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.

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The average score is 61%

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Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Peace hath her victories-No less renowned the war.
  2. Cowardly brave-Yes that describes him, Because he fights only when he cannot run away.
  3. Wild West wind, thou breath of autumn’s being.
  4. Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour.
  5. They build the nation’s pillars deep – And lift them to the sky.
  6. Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Personification
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Personification
  4. Apostrophe
  5. Hyperbole
  6. Oxymoron

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 5

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. As shines the moon in clouded skies. She in her poor attire was seen.
  2. The city’s voice itself is soft like solitude’s.
  3. Hope is the poor man’s bread.
  4. We are the voices of the wandering wind.
  5. Death lays his icy hands on kings.
  6. The daisy smiled at the morning sun.
  7. O, Julius Caesar! Thou art mighty yet.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Simile
  2. Simile
  3. Metaphor
  4. Metaphor
  5. Personification
  6. Personification
  7. Apostrophe

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 6

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. O world! Oh, Life! O Time! On Whose last steps I climb.
  2. Why, man, if the river were dry I am able to fill it with tears.
  3. James, I was the wisest fool.
  4. But patient, to prevent That murmur, soon replies
  5. I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore.
  6. So like a shattered column lay the king?
  7. I wandered lonely as a cloud.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Apostrophe
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Oxymoron
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Simile
  7. Simile

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 7

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.
  2. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.
  3. We are all like swimmers on the sea of life.
  4. I see a lily on thy brow.
  5. He is the pillar of the state.
  6. Let not ambition mock their useful toil.
  7. It is the tree’s lament, an eerie speech, That haply to the unknown land may reach.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Onomatopoeia
  2. Simile
  3. Simile
  4. Metaphor
  5. Metaphor
  6. Personification
  7. Personification

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 8

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low?
  2. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand.
  3. And out of joy, His heart jumped miles high.
  4. The camel is the ship of the desert.
  5. Authority forgets a dying king.
  6. Experience is the best teacher.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Apostrophe
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Metaphor
  5. Personification
  6. Personification

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 9

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. He is regularly irregular.
  2. I heard the water lapping on the crag.
  3. She is as firm as a rock.
  4. Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow.
  5. Life is but a walking shadow.
  6. He is the pillar of the administration.
  7. Love is blind.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Oxymoron
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Simile
  4. Simile
  5. Metaphor
  6. Metaphor
  7. Personification

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 10

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
  2. O sweet content! Where is thy mild abode?
  3. My cheeks grow cold and hear the sea.
  4. O Grave! Where is thy victory?
  5. Life! I know not what thou art,
  6. They were swifter than eagles and stronger than lions.
  7. He is an innocent criminal.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Personification
  2. Apostrophe
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Apostrophe
  5. Apostrophe
  6. Hyperbole
  7. Oxymoron

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 11

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. She wept oceans of tears.
  2. Fair is foul and foul is fair.
  3. A murmuring whisper through the nunnery ran.
  4. Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing. We bear her along like a pearl on a string.
  5. She is as lovely as a rose.
  6. Life is a dream.
  7. He is now in the sunset of his days.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Onomatopoeia
  4. Simile
  5. Simile
  6. Metaphor
  7. Metaphor

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 12

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Opportunity knocks at the door but once.
  2. Laughter holding both her sides.
  3. Frailty, thy name is a woman!
  4. Rend with the tremendous sound your ears asunder With gun, drum, trumpet, blunderbuss and thunder.
  5. She shall be sportive as the fawn.
  6. Like the sly snake they come, That sting unseen: like the striped murderer.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Personification
  2. Personification
  3. Apostrophe
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Simile
  6. Simile

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 13

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. As many farewells as there be stars in heaven.
  2. And having nothing he hath all.
  3. This is an open secret.
  4. The curfew tolls the knell of a parting day.
  5. O my love is like a red, red rose.
  6. How a little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed is a naughty world.
  7. Life is a tale told by an idiot.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Hyperbole
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Oxymoron
  4. Onomatopoeia
  5. Simile
  6. Simile
  7. Metaphor

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 14

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Integrity is the backbone of character.
  2. Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war.
  3. The sea that bears her bosom to the moon.
  4. There is a dagger in thy words.
  5. Beaded bubbles winking at the brim.
  6. Sunflowers nod in the hot fields and apple buds laughs into blossom.
  7. O! Judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Personification
  3. Personification
  4. Metaphor
  5. Personification
  6. Personification
  7. Apostrophe

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 15

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. O Solitude! Where are the charms, That sages have seen in the face?
  2. Belinda smiled and all the world was gay.
  3. Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all.
  4. The more haste, the less speed.
  5. The moan of doves in immemorial elms. And murmur of innumerable bees.
  6. Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain his fires.
  7. I could lie down like a tired child. And weep away the life of care.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Apostrophe
  2. Hyperbole
  3. Oxymoron
  4. Oxymoron
  5. Onomatopoeia
  6. Simile
  7. Simile

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 16

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. Love is the spice of life.
  2. Whose conscience is his strong retreat?
  3. Pride goeth forth on horseback, grand and gay, But cometh back on foot, and begs its way.
  4. Break, break, break On thy cold grey stones, O Sea!
  5. The waves rose mountain high.
  6. He is idly busy nowadays.
  7. The snakes are hissing and the bees are buzzing.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Metaphor
  3. Personification
  4. Apostrophe
  5. Hyperbole
  6. Oxymoron
  7. Onomatopoeia

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 17

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. The moon veiled her face.
  2. Roll on, thou deep and dark, Blue ocean-roll!
  3. Rivers of blood flowed on the battlefield.
  4. Life is bittersweet.
  5. Infancy is the dawn of life.
  6. The guns of hunters snap and crack.
  7. She hangs like a star in the dew of our song.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Personification
  2. Apostrophe
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Oxymoron
  5. Oxymoron
  6. Onomatopoeia
  7. Simile

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 18

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. I see the waves upon the shore, Like light dissolved in star showers thrown.
  2. Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
  3. Whose armour is his best thought?
  4. Live like a hermit and work like a horse.
  5. Sweet actions are the spice of life.
  6. The trees waved their arms in joy.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Simile
  2. Metaphor
  3. Metaphor
  4. Simile
  5. Metaphor
  6. Personification

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 19

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. The ship has weather’s every rack.
  2. Exult, O shores! And ring O bells!
  3. O heavy lightness! Serious vanity! Mis Shapen chaos of well seeming forms!
  4. Ten thousand saw I at a glance.
  5. Lord of himself, though not of lands. And having nothing he hath all.
  6. And beauty born, of murmuring sound. Shall pass into her face.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Personification
  2. Apostrophe
  3. Apostrophe
  4. Hyperbole
  5. Oxymoron
  6. Onomatopoeia

The Figure of Speech Exercise – 20

Here are the sentences in the figure of speech exercise with answers. Identify and name them.
  1. She is a fen of stagnant water.
  2. She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream.
  3. Swords clanged and guns boomed.
  4. She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
  5. He is idly busy these days.
  6. I chatter, chatter as I flow. To join the brimming river.

Check Your Answers

Now check your answers with the section given below.
  1. Metaphor
  2. Simile
  3. Onomatopoeia
  4. Simile
  5. Oxymoron
  6. Onomatopoeia

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9 thoughts on “Figure of Speech Exercise with Answers for Grade 11/12”

  1. Thank you so much for this practise, I find it really useful. Could you plase add the explanations for your answers from exercise 4 onwards?
    I also have two doubts to share:
    1. Aren’t metaphors most of the times hyperboles? Like in the first sentence: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose made a fiery speach.
    2. In exercise 3, both questions apart from being metaphors, they can also be rhetorical questions, right?

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