Literary Devices in Lord of the Flies


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In Lord of the Flies, Piggy is portrayed as a wise sage which is considered what type of literary device?

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1. Referring to Coral Island in Lord of the Flies is considered what type of literary device?

2. What type of literary device gives inanimate objects human-like traits?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lord of the Flies applies many different literary devices. These quiz questions will challenge your knowledge of literary devices and ask you to connect them to specific parts of the novel that apply them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Determine which literary devices are applied through Piggy's character portrayal and the reference to Coral Island
  • Recognize the literary device that gives human traits to inanimate objects
  • Name the literary device that's applied in the quote, 'The boys lay, panting like dogs'
  • Assess a quote from Jack and understand its application of irony

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - be able to connect literary devices to particular elements of the novel
  • Reading comprehension - ensure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on the literary devices used in Lord of the Flies
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about literary devices to answer a question about an ironic statement from Jack

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, Literary Devices in Lord of the Flies, to further understand how they're used in the novel. The lesson will help you:

  • Know why author William Golding used literary devices in Lord of the Flies
  • Understand the novel's use of foreshadowing
  • Define hyperbole