Figurative Language in The House on Mango Street


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Which of the following is an example of a simile?

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1. How does figurative language add to The House on Mango Street?


Read the sentence.

''Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor.''

The sentence is an example of which type of figurative language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Figurative language is an important element of storytelling and writing. Complete this assessment to test your understanding of Sandra Cisneros' use of figurative language in her novella, The House on Mango Street.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the questions of this quiz/worksheet to gauge what you recall about:

  • Similes and personification
  • What figurative language adds to the story
  • Various types of figurative language

Skills Practiced

Some skills required to complete this assessment include:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of figurative language
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an example of a simile in The House on Mango Street and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a true statement about personification in the novella

Additional Learning

For a quick review of the material covered in this assessment, study the lesson, Figurative Language in The House on Mango Street. Once finished, you should have a better understanding of:

  • The difference between similes and metaphors
  • What hyperboles are
  • The author's use of personification