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Examples of Figurative Language in The Grapes of Wrath

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Which of the following works is Steinbeck alluding to in the title The Grapes of Wrath?

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Which of the following types of figurative language is used in the following sentence from The Grapes of Wrath?

'You know what cotton does to the land; robs it, sucks all the blood out of it.'

2. Which of the following is an example of alliteration from The Grapes of Wrath?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is offered to ensure that you know how figurative language is used in The Grapes of Wrath. You'll assess your knowledge of the different types of figurative language used from the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet as an evaluation of what you remember about:

  • What the title The Grapes of Wrath refers to
  • Identifying the different types of figurative language used in the book
  • Understanding alliteration
  • The figurative language used to describe what the toilet is doing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to draw out what the title The Grapes of Wrath refers to from what you read
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the different types of figurative language to answer questions about them
  • Information recall - see if you can remember what insects are compared to in the book

Additional Learning

You can read more about this topic in the provided lesson, Examples of Figurative Language in The Grapes of Wrath. This lesson offers an explanation of:

  • Defining allusion
  • The type of figurative language used when human traits are given to non-human things
  • How similes and metaphors differ
  • What a hyperbole does
  • Why an author would use a lot of similar sounding words
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