Figurative Language in The Giver


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What is figurative language?

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What type of figurative language does the following quote from The Giver demonstrate?

''Then the men were gone, speeding toward the horizon in a vehicle that spit pebbles from its whirling tires.''

2. In The Giver, what color symbolizes Jonas' transformation into ''seeing'' what it really means to live and be a human?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will ask you questions about the specific uses of figurative language in The Giver. You'll need to define figurative language and analyze passages from the book that apply it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Define figurative language
  • Identify the color that symbolizes Jonas's character transformation
  • Recognize a passage from The Giver that illustrates a simile
  • Read passages from The Giver and determine which type of figurative language they demonstrate

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice applying the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - be sure you can define figurative language
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of figurative language
  • Making connections - analyze quotes from The Giver and connect them to their respective applications of figurative language

Additional Learning

Read the related lesson, Figurative Language in The Giver, to gain a deeper understanding of its use in the novel. The lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Learn why figurative language is used in fiction writing
  • Name the author of The Giver
  • Distinguish the difference between simile and metaphor