Literary Devices in Antigone


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Which of the following best defines how literary devices are used in literature?

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1. In the play, Antigone by Sophocles, _____ is an example of foreshadowing.

2. In the play, Antigone by Sophocles, the stone tomb symbolizes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sophocles' Antigone is the story of love and betrayal in the Greek ruling class. The use of literary devices enhances the storytelling in the play and helps the reader follow the plot. This self-assessment quiz will help you judge your understanding of the devices with questions about their use and definition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz can help you determine your knowledge of literary devices, including:

  • Symbolism
  • Themes
  • Foreshadowing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on literary devices in Antigone
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of literary devices to analyze their use and meaning in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the five main types of literary devices

Additional Learning

For more about this play, review the lesson titled Literary Devices in Antigone. This includes more details, such as:

  • A summary of the plot
  • The moral of the story
  • Examples of the five main literary devices, such as allusion