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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

Saving Easter

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Will the Easter Bunny be ready in time for the big d...

837 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary

The Plains of Nebraska

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

More noted for his works of fiction and poetry, Robe...

The Emigrant Train

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Across the Plains

Chapter 2 passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Stev...

A Field in Winter

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This descriptive passage paints a scene of a quiet, ...

341 Words, 7th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Emily and the Sunrise

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This descriptive passage paints a scene of a young d...

549 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

The Man of the Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson from Treasure Island

Chapter XV passage: Scottish author Robert Louis Ste...

320 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Moon

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

While Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) may be best...

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

Old King Cole

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

The beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been ar...

74 Words, K-2nd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

The Princess and the Pea

by Hans Christian Andersen from Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, Second Series

Can a princess really feel a pea under a mountain of...

391 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Fact and Opinion, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 2 passage: When the gold he took from the ogre...

1,248 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements