Figurative Language & Metaphors in Great Expectations


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Which of the following is an example of figurative language in Great Expectations?

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1. _____ is an explicit comparison made using 'like' or 'as'.

2. What is an example of personification in Great Expectations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations in segments that were published in the newspaper each week, so it is no surprise that he often uses flowery and descriptive language to fill in the details. This quiz will help you determine your understanding of the figurative language used in this classic work with questions about the different types of literary tools he used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you test your knowledge of the figurative language used in Great Expectations, including:

  • Personification
  • Metaphor
  • Use of figurative language

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Great Expectations
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of figurative language
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as metaphor and personification

Additional Learning

More information about this novel is available in the lesson titled, Figurative Language & Metaphors in Great Expectations. This goes further in-depth on the novel, and includes details like:

  • Quotes from the text
  • Description of the house
  • Definitions of types of figurative language