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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

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A perio...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Edgar Allan Poe

Macabre, dark, foreboding; these adjectives are often used to describe the works of Edgar Allan Poe. While this is true of ma...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

Romeo and Juliet

"For never was there a tale of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." The last lines of William Shakespeare's "Romeo an...

Reading Set: 4 Passages

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Many have seen the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," based on L. Frank Baum's novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." While it is a great ...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's iconic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is a journey with little Alice through a fantastical world full of va...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

The Wish Fish

by Elizabeth Trach

When Laurel wins a goldfish at the school festival, ...

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

A Tempest in the School Teapot

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

In this passage from "Anne of Green Gables," Anne ha...

Delphi

by James Baldwin from Old Greek Stories

Chapter 7, part II passage: This Greek myth from a b...

815 Words, 3rd-6th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Theme

Anne’s Confession

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter XIV passage: It's a sad time at Green Gables...

991 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme