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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

President John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Speech

by John F. Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated on January 2...

318 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language

The Box of Colors

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

In a crowded box of crayons, the colors present argu...

853 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

O Captain! My Captain!

by Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in Union army hospita...

262 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language

John F. Kennedy: Why the Moon?

President John F. Kennedy set an ambitious goal in 1961 that America would land on the moon before the end of the decade. In th...

683 Words, 8th-10th Grades, 1300L +, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

President Theodore Roosevelt’s 7th Annual Message to Congress

by Theodore Roosevelt

An avid conservationist, President Theodore Roosevel...

689 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Abigail Smith Gets to Know John Adams

Abigail Smith liked John Adams. The feeling was mutual. But Abigail’s mother didn’t think the young country lawyer was good eno...

463 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Cupid’s Broken Glasses

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

It’s Cupid’s job to make people fall in love. When h...

954 Words, 5th-7th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Hansel and Gretel: After the Escape

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

We all know the story of the brother and sister who ...

730 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Frostberry Goes North

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When Frostberry the penguin finds himself sad and lo...

1,228 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Theme

Stop That Noodle!

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Four brothers are surprised when they are cooking d...

917 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Figurative Language