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English - S2 Homework (Advanced) Figures of Speech - Revision

S2 English homework. Exercise 16.

Figures of Speech - Revision

Copy the following note into your jotter.

Alliteration This is the repetition of the same sound in a group of words to produce a particular effect. S he s ells s ea sh ells.

Onomatopoeia This is the use of a word that sounds like the sound it is describing. Oink, hiss, pop, crunch.



Copy out the figure of speech in each sentence below and say what type it is.

1.  The sunlight shone and sparkled on the sea's surface.

2.  I could hear the twittering of the birds.

3.  Penny the pretty princess picked a primrose.

4.  The parrot squawked in its cage.

5.  Low the level lake, and the long glories of the winter sun.

6.  The bacon sizzled in the frying pan.

7.  With a dull thud, the book dropped to the floor.

8.  She sells seashells on the seashore.

9.  Happy Harry hoped for a heavenly holiday.

10.  Shrieking and wailing, the ghost dissolved into nothing.

Mrs D. Thomson