Literary Devices Used in Hamlet

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What is a literary device?

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1. Which literary device is used in the Hamlet quote ''Words, words, words?''

2. What literary device is used in the Hamlet quote ''His beard was as white as snow?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at the use and significance of literary devices in Hamlet. You'll find questions on what a literary device is as well as relevant quotes from the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet is composed of questions involving:

  • The definition of literary device
  • Which device is exemplified by the quote, 'Words, words, words'
  • The device demonstrated by the quote, 'His beard was as white as snow'
  • What literary device is shown by the quote, 'My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites'
  • The literary device present in the quote, 'sea of troubles'

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe a literary device
  • Making connections - use your understanding to match quotes from Hamlet with the corresponding literary device
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn key details from the lesson on how literary devices are used in Hamlet

Additional Learning

To further study this element of the play, you can review the corresponding lesson titled Literary Devices Used in Hamlet. This lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Understand the function of literary devices in literature
  • Familiarize yourself with the eight literary devices present in Hamlet
  • Understand what the literary devices within the play signify about the characters
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