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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 Audition

by Elizabeth Trach

Nancy has always dreamed of being an actress, so she...

379 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

Calls

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXIX passage: Little sisters sometimes can b...

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

Domestic Experiences

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXVIII passage: Meg is the eldest of the Mar...

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

The Cobbler and the Fairies

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

This version of the familiar fairy tale "The Elves ...

909 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

A Puppy for Poppy

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When her boy has to go away to college, Poppy is so ...

610 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

Helen and Boating

by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life

CHAPTER XXII passage: Born in 1880, Helen Keller was...

Gossip

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter XXIV passage: There's a wedding on the horiz...

767 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

Primary Source: Comanche, the Army Horse and Hero

from "The Tribune" (San Luis Obispo, California) June 1, 1878

Comanche, a U.S. Army horse, was known as the only U...

658 Words, 4th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

A Pirate’s Life for Me

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A man describes growing up with his pirate parents a...

680 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Point of View

The Jabberwocky

by Lewis Carroll from Through the Looking Glass

In "Through the Looking Glass" Lewis Carroll writes ...

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