What is an Extended Metaphor in Literature? - Definition & Examples


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A metaphor is:

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1. What is an extended metaphor?

2. Why would an author use an extended metaphor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of extended metaphors in literature. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include definitions of metaphors and extended metaphors as well as the reasons why writers use extended metaphors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Descriptions of metaphors and extended metaphors
  • Reasons authors use extended metaphors
  • Writing most likely to contain extended metaphors
  • A playwright famous for his use of metaphors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related extended metaphors in literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as metaphor and extended metaphor
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which style of writing often includes extended metaphors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about playwrights who effectively used extended metaphors

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Extended Metaphors in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and differentiate between metaphor and extended metaphor
  • List two authors from the lesson who are famous for their use of metaphor
  • Understand why authors use extended metaphors