Figurative Language in Night by Elie Wiesel


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What is figurative language?

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The following quote from Night is what type of figurative language?

'A calm, reassuring wind blew through our homes.'

2. What does night come to symbolize in Night?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language is applied throughout Night. You'll need to understand what figurative language is and recognize the types of figurative language that are used in several passages from the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Understand what night symbolizes
  • Choose a quote that illustrates simile
  • Read passages from Night and decide the type of figurative language they apply

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - be able to accurately define the term figurative language
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding common types of figurative language
  • Making connections - analyze quotes from the novel and connect them to the figurative language they demonstrate

Additional Learning

If you want to see more examples of figurative language from this book, read the related lesson entitled Figurative Language in Night by Elie Wiesel. The lesson will help you:

  • Name important characters from Night
  • Learn about four types of figurative language
  • Know why authors use figurative language in their writing