What is Epiphany in Literature? - Definition & Examples

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How is epiphany used in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451?

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1. What goal might a writer have in using epiphany as a writing technique?

2. How would you best characterize the epiphany in James Wright's poem, A Blessing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of how writers use the literary device known as epiphany in literature. You'll be assessed on the meaning and types of epiphany

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Potential goal(s) for a writer's use of epiphany
  • Characteristics of epiphanies
  • Use of epiphany in James Wright's A Blessing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of epiphany
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a writer's goal(s) in using the literary device

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson titled What is Epiphany in Literature? Definition & Examples. After successful completion of the lesson, you'll have met the following learning objectives:

  • Know the purpose of epiphany
  • Explore the use of epiphany in Fahrenheit 451
  • Identify how epiphany is employed in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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