Figurative Language in Of Mice and Men


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What is figurative language?

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What figurative language technique does this sentence from Of Mice and Men demonstrate?

'The flame cracked up among the twigs and fell to work' (6).

2. In Of Mice and Men, the pool introduced at the beginning of the novella symbolizes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Of Mice and Men applies several types of figurative language. This quiz requires you to define figurative language and analyze quotes that demonstrate it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Assess quotes from the novel and determine the type of figurative language they demonstrate
  • Understand what the pool symbolizes
  • Identify an example of simile from Of Mice and Men

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term figurative language
  • Making connections - connect quotes from Of Mice and Men to the types of figurative language they demonstrate
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the types of figurative language used in Of Mice and Men

Additional Learning

The related lesson, Figurative Language in Of Mice and Men, goes into more detail regarding how figurative language is used in the novella. The lesson will help you:

  • Identify Of Mice and Men's author
  • Understand why authors apply figurative language to their writing
  • Define the four major types of figurative language