Figurative Language Bingo Cards

Figures Of Speech Bingo Card

These cards are about Figures Of Speech. Figures of speech are used to create an effect or emphasis and are not usually meant to be taken literally. These include words like allegory, apostrophe, isocolon, metonymy, and personification.

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How To Play Figurative Language Bingo

  1. Print out your free Figures Of Speech bingo boards, or make custom ones with Bingo Card Creator. Click here to get started.
  2. Give one card to each player.
  3. Call off words randomly, for example by using a call list. You can either just say a word, like "meiosis", or you can make up a more involved clue involving meiosis.
  4. When a word is called, each player should find it and mark it.
  5. The first player(s) to clear five words in any direction (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) wins a small prize.

Notes: How long a bingo game lasts depends on what pace you read the clues at and how many players you have. If you read faster, such as for older or more experienced students, or if you have more players, the game tends to end more quickly. In general, I suggest allocating between twenty and thirty minutes to a bingo game. Since they can potentially end as early as the fourth word called, though that is quite rare, I encourage you to keep playing in the event of the game being over earlier than you expected it to be. Almost 90% of bingo games with a 25 word list and 25 players will see their first bingo within 7 to 11 words being called.





Words List For Figures Of Speech Bingo Cards

allegory alliteration allusion anadiplosis anaphora
apostrophe assonance consonance hyperbole irony
isocolon litotes meiosis metalepsis metaphor
metonymy neologism onomatopoeia oxymoron parenthesis
personification pun simile syllepsis synecdoche


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Print a call list.)