Figurative Language in Moby-Dick

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Which type of figurative language is used in the following sentence from Moby-Dick?

''On his broad back, flaxen-haired Flask seemed a snow-flake.''

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1. Which of the following is an example of an oxymoron from Moby-Dick?

2. Which of the following types of figurative language describes when several words with the same beginning sound are used in a sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet covers figurative language in Moby-Dick. See what you understand about topics like figurative language when comparing Flask to a snowflake and an example of an oxymoron.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on these topics:

  • Words with the same beginning sound
  • The opening sentence of the book and how it uses figurative language
  • Definition of hyperbole

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehesion - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the figurative language in Moby-Dick
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of an oxymoron in the book
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what hyperbole means and the figurative language of comparing Flask to a snowflake

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Figurative Language in Moby-Dick for more on these areas of study:

  • Synopsis of the book's storyline
  • What imagery is
  • How to define personification
  • Similes that are used in the text
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