Imagery in The Things They Carried


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Literary imagery is _____.

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1. What is synecdoche?

2. In The Things They Carried, which of the following is an example of imagery related to weightlessness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tim O'Brien's novel The Things They Carried abounds with imagery, and you can test yourself on its use through this quiz and printable worksheet. Some topics of quiz questions will include synecdoche, types of imagery and it's purpose in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions in these guides will look at:

  • Literary imagery
  • Definition of synecdoche
  • Color imagery
  • Purposes of imagery
  • Images of weightlessness

Skills Practiced

You will utilize these skills throughout your work:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about color imagery in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on imagery in The Things They Carried
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as synecdoche and literary imagery
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the purpose of literary imagery and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Further your study of this literary topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson, named Imagery in The Things They Carried. Numerous objectives are covered, such as:

  • Understand the context of the imagery used by O'Brien
  • Differentiate between literal and figurative imagery
  • Explain how ghost imagery is used throughout the novel
  • Identify instances of imagery related to weight