Literary Devices in Fahrenheit 451


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Which of the following is an example of a motif found in Fahrenheit 451?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a simile in Fahrenheit 451?

2. In Fahrenheit 451, when Beatty says, 'We have our fingers in the dike, what literary device is he using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a complex book full of literary devices. This quiz will test your understanding of the various tools Bradbury uses to convey the ideas in his novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Motifs
  • Similes
  • Significance of literary devices in the novel
  • Important plot points in the novel

Skills Practiced

These assets use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Fahrenheit 451
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as simile
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify why Bradbury used literary devices

To learn more about Bradbury's famous work, review the accompanying lesson called Literary Devices in Fahrenheit 451. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring the setting of the novel
  • Examining Bradbury's use of literary devices and their impact on the story
  • Discussing the main character's actions and how they relate to the novel's key themes