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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's Secret

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXXVI passage: By this chapter, the reader h...

509 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

The Delights of Anticipation

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter XIII passage: There's a Sunday School picni...

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

Two Little Foxes

by Elizabeth Trach

Mabel and Marty are two young foxes that live in the...

The Clash of Blades

by Johnston McCulley from The Curse of Capistrano

Chapter 9 passage: This passage from the original Zo...

Cielito Lindo

by Traditional

Presented here in both Spanish and English, this tra...

216 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Anne’s Apology

by Lucy Maud Montgomery from Anne of Green Gables

Chapter X passage: While Anne Shirley in "Anne of Gr...

1,002 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Story Elements

Boy Crazy

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Kayla and Taylor have known Lucas forever, but after...

692 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

The New Colossus

by Emma Lazarus

Written by Emma Lazurus in 1883, this poem appears o...

141 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

Defence of Ft. McHenry: The Original Star Spangled Banner

by Francis Scott Key

Before it was the "The Star-Spangled Banner," the ly...

412 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary

Helen's Views on Friends

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

Chapter XXIII passage: In her dark and silent world...