Figurative Language in A Christmas Carol


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Which of the following types of figurative language is used when Jacob Marley wishes he had looked upon the blessed Star in 'A Christmas Carol'?

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1. Which type of figurative language uses exaggeration as a descriptor?

2. Which of the following best describes a metaphor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The figurative language utilized in A Christmas Carol is the subject of this combination of a quiz and worksheet. You are asked about how Dickens employs figurative language when Jacob Marley wishes he had looked upon the blessed star, as well as an inanimate object attributed with human feelings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics on this quiz:

  • Using exaggeration as a descriptor
  • Describing a metaphor
  • 'Dead as a door-nail' as an example of figurative language
  • Inanimate objects being given human qualities

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about examples of figurative language, such as the phrase 'dead as a door-nail'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly define a metaphor
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about using exaggeration as a descriptor

Additional Learning

To learn more, go to the lesson titled Figurative Language in A Christmas Carol. Inside, you can find the following extra topics:

  • The New Testament
  • Houses and phantoms
  • The ancient tower of the church