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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

Meg Goes To Vanity Fair

by Louisa May Alcott from Little Women

Chapter Nine passage: "Little Women" is Louisa May A...

1,182 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

Suzanna's Summer Cottage

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

This descriptive passage tells of the long summer da...

575 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Theme

The Sad Little Cloud

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Nobody seems very happy when the little cloud comes ...

564 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Summary, Theme

The New Boy

Madison Parker finds herself immediately attracted to the new boy at Ryker Middle School. She figures out what is causing the a...

684 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

The Yosemite

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter V passage: After arriving in California in 1...

925 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

To the High Mountains

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter IV passage: John Muir, famed naturalist and ...

853 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

A Bread Famine

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter III passage: Founder of the Sierra Club, not...

393 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

In Camp on the North Fork of the Merced

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter II passage: John Muir, founder of the Sierra...

866 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep

by John Muir from My First Summer in the Sierra

Chapter I passage: John Muir was founder of the Sier...

The Super Summer Strawberry

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Sara’s strawberry is the biggest she’s ever seen. Wh...

530 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary