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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

Sword Fight

by William Shakespeare from Romeo and Juliet

Act III passage: Everything seemed to be going so we...

507 Words, 8th-10th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Summary

Charlie Meets His Match

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

A lone chipmunk was settling in for the winter when ...

717 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Context Clues, Figurative Language

Macbeth

by William Shakespeare from Macbeth

Act V passage: Macbeth's lament for his wife is full...

196 Words, 11th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

The Landing

by Lewis Carroll from The Hunting of the Snark

Fit the First passage: Lewis Carroll's "The Hunting ...

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

The Snowman

by Elizabeth Trach

Jenna and Jesse have a snow day! They decide to buil...

368 Words, K-2nd Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, Theme

Washington. The Legislature. And The President’s House

by Charles Dickens from American Notes for General Circulation

Chapter VIII passage: The White House today receives...

Secrets of the Seashell

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When a child finds a shell on vacation, she holds it...

753 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Jack and Jason

Jason and Jack are brothers who don’t get along; in fact, they fight constantly. When Mom finally gets fed up one summer and th...

526 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

The Fake Cake

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The Emperor demands all the bakers in the land bring...

925 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, Summary

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea