Figurative Language in Animal Farm


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What is figurative language?

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The following Animal Farm quote is an example of what type of figurative language?

'As for the pigs, they could already read and write perfectly.'

2. In Animal Farm, the flag of Animal Farm is a symbol for what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language is applied throughout George Orwell's famous novella, Animal Farm. You'll be asked to define figurative language and identify specific examples of its application in the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Connect quotes from Animal Farm to various types of figurative language
  • Know what the Animal Farm flag symbolizes
  • Recognize an example of metaphor from the novel

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term figurative language
  • Making connections - be able to assess quotes from the novel and connect them with the types of figurative language to which they apply
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about symbolism to determine what the farm's flag symbolizes

Additional Learning

If you want more examples of this novel's use of figurative language, read the related lesson entitled Figurative Language in Animal Farm. The lesson will help you:

  • Define four types of figurative language
  • Know when Animal Farm was written
  • Understand the effect figurative language can have on a reader