Literary Devices in Othello


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Whom does Othello make an allusion to when speaking to Desdemona?

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Complete Iago's simile:

'The food that to him now is as luscious as _____...'

2. What is a prominent symbol in Othello?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Othello is one of Shakespeare's key plays, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help analyze your understanding of the effects of the literary devices in the play. Quiz questions will focus on several different kinds of literary devices and why they are important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on the following literary devices:

  • Anaphora
  • Parison
  • Epistrophe
  • Isocolon
  • Allusion
  • Metaphor
  • Symbol
  • Foreshadowing
  • Dramatic Irony

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information from the related literary devices in Othello lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different kinds of literary devices
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of literary devices in great writing

Additional Learning

To find out more about these rhetorical devices used in this play, review the corresponding lesson titled Literary Devices in Othello. The lesson will go over the following key points:

  • Origin of rhetorical device usage in Shakespeare's time
  • Examples of all the literary devices used in Othello
  • The number of literary devices used by Shakespeare in his career