Figurative Language in Jane Eyre

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Which of the following literary devices is used to describe passion in the following passage from Jane Eyre: '...Conscience, turned tyrant, held Passion by the throat...'?

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1. Which of the following terms best describes the use of the word 'tinkle' in the passage: '...the tinkle of the bell as much significance as their laugh.' from Jane Eyre?

2. In Jane Eyre, there are many vague references to Biblical passages. What type of figurative language does this describe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jane Eyre is rich in figurative language. The questions on this worksheet/quiz combo will test you on several examples of these as demonstrated in quotations from the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions test your understanding of:

  • What form of figurative language Jane is using when she says, ''...Conscience, turned tyrant, held Passion by the throat...''
  • Which word explains the way Jane uses ''tinkle'' in reference to a bell
  • How to describe what an author is doing by beginning several words with the same sound

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of literary devices in Jane Eyre to name the one demonstrated when Jane says that Mrs. Reed swept her upstairs ''like a whirlwind''
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the literary device Jane employs to describe how she struggles against her feelings for Rochester
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term that best describes the Biblical references in the book

Additional Learning

If you're interested in finding out more, perhaps you'd like to check out the lesson titled Figurative Language in Jane Eyre. By completing this lesson, you will meet these objectives:

  • Explain who Bertha is
  • Tell when Jane finds out about her
  • Discuss why Jane feels she must leave Thornfield
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