Literature, Figurative Language, & More Practice Worksheet



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Literature, Figurative Language, & More Practice Worksheet

Literature Elements: For each item below, select one of the literature elements listed and write it on the line after the sentence. Each literature element will be used only ONE time.
Plot1st Person3rd PersonThemeSymbolismProtagonistAntagonistConflictClimaxSetting


  1. The author/narrator of the story is NOT a character in the story. _____________________

  2. Sam is the name of the main character. _____________________

  3. Near the end of the story, the lost, blind dog nearly fell down a cliff before being found. _________________

  4. The author/narrator of the story IS a character in the story. ____________________

  5. In the story “The Cost of Gratefulness”, the “corner” represented “excitement”. _______________________

  6. A middle-school boy must raise his “F” in math to a “B” in a day, or he misses the season. _______________

  7. The storyline is this: A shy girl writes a letter to her crush, he reads it, and they become a couple. ________

  8. It is always good to give back to someone who gives to you” is what I learned in the story. ______________
  9. Jason is a bully in the story and continually harasses the main character. ____________________


  10. The story takes place in the fall, in Mr. Moffatt’s room, in Suncrest. _____________________


Figurative Language: For each item below, select one of the literature elements listed and write it on the line after the sentence. Each literature element could be used MORE THAN ONCE.

OnomatopoeiaSimileMetaphorAlliterationHyperbolePersonificationOxymoron


  1. Katie is as talkative as an auctioneer. ______________________

  2. Sally sells seashells by the seashore. ______________________

  3. The trees touched the sky. _______________________

  4. Wind whooshed through the girls’ hair. ____________________

  5. Garrett is a beast on the football field. ___________________

  6. Mr. Moffatt has given us a ton of notes this year! _____________________

  7. The fisherman caught a jumbo shrimp. __________________

  8. Mary motioned toward Michael to move his motor home. ___________________

  9. Mr. Moffatt gets excited sometimes and talks a million miles an hour. _______________________

  10. The lazy boy’s pencil yelled at him to begin working! ___________________
  11. Science journaling sure is an easy task. ___________________


  12. My little brother sure is a pain!” yelled Ryan. _____________________

  13. Mr. Moffatt said, “Mrs. Moffatt is Faith Hill, and I’m Tim McGraw.” ____________________

  14. As the Moffatts searched for yet another lost cat, they heard a “Hoot, hoot” in the trees. _________________


Sentences, Quotes, and More: For each item below, select one of the terms listed that best describes it and write the term on the line after the item. Each term will be used ONLY ONE TIME.
InterrogativeImperativeExclamatoryDeclarativeInterrupted QuoteQWAQComplexCompound-ComplexSemicolon CompoundComma-Conjunction CompoundSemicolon-Comma Compound


  1. Halloween has come and gone; however, many kids still have lots of sugar in them. _____________________

  2. Where have the leaves blown? ___________________

  3. I know who you are, and I am happy about it. _____________________

  4. Turn in your Book Project Sheet by Tuesday, November 29, 2011. ____________________
  5. The project is worth 200 points; that is a lot of points for that type of assignment. __________________


  6. Oklahoma will play in the National Championship Game this year! ______________________

  7. Although it was cheap, some kids didn’t attend the dance, and they missed the fun. ____________________

  8. It will snow soon. _______________________

  9. If you work hard in this class, you will find language arts to get easier each day. ___________________

  10. Will you,” asked the short, brown-haired girl, “go to the dance with me?” _________________________

  11. The boy told his dad, “During lunch the other day, a girl said, ‘You are hot,’ and I blushed.” __________






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