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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

If

by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” was published in 1910. I...

297 Words, 5th-8th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Figurative Language

Macbeth and the Death of Lady Macbeth

by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V, Scene 5 passage: This passage is a speech fro...

189 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Theme

Casey at the Bat

by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Ernest Lawrence Thayer wrote “Casey at the Bat” in 1...

604 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Children will learn about how plants grow from a seed to a flowering plant. Children will answer questions about details, seque...

224 Words, K-1st Grades, 0 - 410L, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Story Elements

A Winning Smile

It's hard starting a new school. It's even harder when you are sporting a mouth full of shiny braces. In this passage, Gina is ...

254 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Figurative Language, Summary