Which of the following sentences contains figurative language?
Even though I had spent my whole life in New York City, I'd always been fascinated by bull riding. Other kids in my class talked about wanting to be professional football or basketball players when they grew up. I wanted to be a professional bull rider. Anytime I saw that bull riding would be coming on the TV, I got as excited as a kid at Christmas. I would post a note near our TV, letting my family know that I would be using the TV at a specific time. No one else in my family liked bull riding, so I would watch with Bullhorn, my pet hermit crab. Bullhorn never complained about watching bull riding.
Today, finally, another event was coming on the TV. I hadn't seen any bull riding in weeks! Fifteen minutes before the event was scheduled to start, I went up to my room to take Bullhorn out of his cage. Bullhorn wasn't there! I emptied out his cage and even looked around my room to see if he had escaped, but I couldn't find him. My room seemed to be laughing at me, as if to say, "What? Can't find your friend? I know where he is!"
I gave up and went downstairs. Bullhorn was on the couch in a brand new cage! The inside of the cage was a miniature version of a rodeo, and Bullhorn even had his own tiny cowboy hat. There was also a plate with some cookies and a glass of milk. I sat down and turned on the TV. The plush couch pillows hugged me to say hello. I'm pretty sure Bullhorn smiled.
Directions: Select the correct text in the passage.
Which of the following sentences contains a metaphor?
Directions: Drag the tiles to the boxes to form correct pairs.
Which sentences from the passage match each type of figurative language?