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Figurative Language Reading Passages

Figurative language is the use of language to give words meaning beyond their literal definitions. For example, a simile is a comparison of two things using the words “like” or “as.” “Her heart is as soft as a cloud.” is a simile. Other figurative language includes metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and alliteration. 

(154) Results for Figurative Language Reading Passages

The Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-1865) tore the relatively young nation apart. The repercussions of this tragedy are still felt tod...

Reading Set: 8 Passages

Greek Myths

The ancient Greeks gave so much to literature -- fables, great playwrights, and of course, the Greek myths. Originally a way to...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Friends

Where would we be without friends? Whether they are human, mammal, fish, or fowl, friends add richness to our lives. This readi...

Reading Set: 13 Passages

American Monuments

The purpose of a monument is to remind, inform, and inspire the viewer. The United States is fortunate to have some of the most...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Horses

Horses are magnificent creatures. They served a major source of transportation for thousands of years, and even today, they spa...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Hispanic Heritage

Over 57 million Americans -- almost 18% of the population -- claim Hispanic ancestry. This reading set celebrates the rich and ...

Reading Set: 3 Passages

Summer Vacation

Ah, the joys of summer vacation! This set celebrates that special time in every child's year. The passages here take a vacation...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

California!

California, the Golden State. It was the discovery of gold there in the late 1840s that started a mass migration across the Nor...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Gardening

Is there anything more fascinating that putting a tiny seed into a dirt hole and watching it turn into a flower or tree or plan...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Baseball

Baseball is the national pastime in the U.S. This well-loved game teaches participants and spectators so many lessons, includin...

Reading Set: 5 Passages