Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies


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What is figurative language?

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The following quote from Lord of the Flies shows what type of figurative language?

'He trotted through the sand, enduring the sun's enmity, crossed the platform and found his scattered clothes.'

2. In Lord of the Flies, what does the conch shell symbolize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The author of Lord of the Flies applies figurative language throughout the book. You'll be required to define figurative language and understand how it's applied by analyzing several quotes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Tell what type of figurative language is applied through several quotes from the novel
  • Understand what the conch shell symbolizes
  • Choose an example of a metaphor from Lord of the Flies

Skills Practiced

You'll use the following skills:

  • Making connections - analyze quotes from Lord of the Flies and connect them to the applicable types of figurative language
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the symbolism of the conch shell
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term figurative language

Additional Learning

The lesson called Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies provides more examples of figurative language's use in the novel. The lesson will help you:

  • Identify the author of Lord of the Flies
  • Understand why authors decide to use figurative language
  • Recognize significant characters from the novel