Figurative Language in Pride and Prejudice


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What is figurative language?

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1. Why does Jane Austen use hyperbole in Pride and Prejudice?

2. In Pride and Prejudice Elizabeth's saying, ''I am the happiest creature in the world'' is an example of what type of figurative language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can find out how much you know about Pride and Prejudice with the help from this quiz and worksheet. You'll need to know why Jane Austen uses hyperbole and the figurative language from the quote 'for there is such a sight to be seen.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions about the following topics:

  • Why Jane Austen uses hyperbole
  • The type of figurative language with the quote 'for there is such a sight to be seen'
  • Description of figurative language
  • Difference between a metaphor and a simile
  • The figurative language behind the saying 'I am the happiest creature in the world'

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the description of figurative language
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as a simile and a metaphor
  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the figurative language in Pride and Prejudice

Additional Learning

For further details on this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Figurative Language in Pride and Prejudice. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall the background information about the book Pride and Prejudice such as the main characters and the plot
  • Describe how Pride and Prejudice is written and the type of writer Jane Austen is
  • Describe what a hyperbole is and how it is used in the novel
  • Learn about what alliteration is and how Jane Austen uses it in the book