Figurative Language in Fahrenheit 451


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What is figurative language?

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The following quote from Fahrenheit 451 is an example of which type of figurative language?

'Titles glittered their golden eyes, falling, gone.'

2. Which of the following is used as a symbol in Fahrenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The novel Fahrenheit 451 applies figurative language throughout the text. This quiz will ask you to define figurative language and determine the types of figurative language that are applied in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Connect quotes from the novel to the types of figurative language they apply
  • Recognize symbols from Fahrenheit 451
  • Distinguish an example of a simile from the novel

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Making connections - be able to analyze quotes from Fahrenheit 451 and connect them to different types of figurative language
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding symbolism and smilies
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define figurative language

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson called Figurative Language in Fahrenheit 451 to gain a deeper understanding of how the novel applies it. The lesson will help you:

  • Name the author of Fahrenheit 451
  • Analyze several quotes from the novel
  • Understand the reasons why authors use figurative language