Literary Devices in 1984


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Why are literary devices used in literature?

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1. Simile is used to describe something by comparing it to something completely unrelated, and it uses which two words?

2. Foreshadowing is used to do what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Literary devices are the techniques and tools that an author employs in a story. These quiz questions will ask about the use of these devices, such as allusion and irony in George Orwell's 1984.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the following:

  • Two words that are used to create a simile
  • What foreshadowing does
  • The Party's slogan and the literary device it represents
  • A literary device used to warn readers about Communism
  • Reasons why literary devices are used

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 1984
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of literary devices to answer questions about their use in 1984
  • Defining key concepts - identify and define important terms such as simile and foreshadowing

Additional Learning

To increase your comprehension of this topic, read through the short lesson entitled Literary Devices in 1984. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Explore the main devices used in the novel
  • Examine selected quotes that illustrate the various literary devices
  • Discuss the novel's conclusion