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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. 

(155) Results for Figurative Language Reading Passages

Beth Finds The Palace Beautiful

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Six passage: One of the favorite characters...

1,008 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Laurence Boy

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Three passage: Louisa May Alcott’s “Little ...

703 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West

by John Muir from Our National Parks

Chapter I passage: John Muir was a noted naturalist ...

334 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Picture-books in Winter

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

“A Child’s Garden of Verses” is Robert Louis Stevens...

110 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

The Land of Counterpane

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

This poem is from “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Ro...

118 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Leaves from the Notebook of an Emigrant Between New York and San Francisco

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

“Across the Plains” was Robert Louis Stevenson’s tra...

322 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

The Swing

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson delighted generations of chil...

84 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

To the Golden Gates

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Robert Louis Stevenson traveled across the United St...

572 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Bed in Summer

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Besides being a adventure novelist and a travel writ...

92 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Goldi’s Locks

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Goldilocks leaves the three bears, she reconsi...

637 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary