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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 Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost

This poem by Robert Frost about life's choices is pe...

151 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Laurie Makes Mischief, and Jo Makes Peace

by Louisa May Alcott

Chapter XXI passage: Louisa May Alcott's classic nov...

All the World's a Stage

by William Shakespeare from As You Like It

Act II Scene 7 passage: This famous monolouge from S...

224 Words, 9th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language

New Year's Resolutions

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Intro: A teacher discusses with her class the idea o...

727 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

Sonnet 130

by William Shakespeare

Primarily known for his plays, Shakespeare also wrot...

126 Words, 10th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, Theme

A Valentine

by Edgar Allan Poe

Always full of mystery, Edgar Allan Poe wrote this p...

193 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

The Creature Finds Fire

by Mary Shelley from Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus

Chapter 11 passage: Published in 1818, Mary Shelley'...

507 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Theme

Dark Days

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Eighteen passage: In this passage from Louis...

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

Portia's Speech

by William Shakespeare from The Merchant of Venice

Act IV, Scene 1 passage: William Shakespeare's chara...

243 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

The Line-Gang

by Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963) is one of the most celebrat...

112 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language