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Identifying Figurative Language from Edgar Allan Poe
Directions: Write which technique is being used on the line. Then, explain how you know your answer. Answers: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, and Hyperbole 1. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

2. A single dim ray, like the thread of the spider, shot from out the crevice. What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

3. Yes, he was stone, stone dead. What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

4. Death has reared himself a throne / In a strange city lying alone What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

5. It increased my fury, as the beating of a drum stimulates the soldier into courage. What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

6. All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream. What technique is being used? ___________________________________________________________ Simile, Metaphor, Personification, or Hyperbole

How do you figure?
Explain how you got your answer

7. The rosemary nods upon the grave; / The lily lolls upon the wave; What technique is being used?...