Imagery in Things Fall Apart


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In Things Fall Apart, where do we see animal imagery most prevalently?

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1. Which of the following is true regarding imagery in Things Fall Apart?

2. How does the imagery of the terrible harvest year in Things Fall Apart add to the novel?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Authors use literary tools to help evoke an emotion or imply more than what is expressly stated in the text. Achebe's use of imagery in Things Fall Apart helps the reader be more sensitive to the dynamics of the story. This quiz will help you determine your understanding of imagery in the novel with questions regarding its use in specific quotes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you determine how well you grasp the concept of imagery as used in Things Fall Apart, including:

  • Examples of its various uses
  • Most prevalent examples
  • How it enhances the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Things Fall Apart
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept animal imagery
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Okonkwo's use of imagery

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary tool, review the lesson titled Imagery in Things Fall Apart. This goes further in-depth in its analysis of this subject, defining it within three kinds of imagery:

  • Animal
  • Natural
  • Human