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Literary Devices in The Outsiders

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Which literary device does Ponyboy use to describe Darry's eyes in this quote from The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton: 'He's got eyes that are like two pieces of pale blue-green ice'?

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1. Which literary device is used in this sentence from S.E. Hinton 's The Outsiders: 'I'd just as soon tease a full-grown grizzly; but for some reason, Darry seems to like being teased by Soda'?

2. Which literary device is used in this sentence from S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders: 'His eyes were blue, blazing ice, cold with a hatred of the whole world'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In her novel The Outsiders S. E. Hinton used a number of literary devices to tell her story. Use this quiz/worksheet assessment to identify some of the different uses of these literary devices by examining various quotes from the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your abilities identifying uses of:

  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Similes
  • Allusion
  • Hyperboles

Skills Practiced

With this quiz/worksheet assessment you will also test your abilities in the following areas:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of literary devices to analyze quotes in The Outsiders
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as simile, metaphor and allusion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of literary devices

Additional Learning

Review this topic more closely by completing the lesson called Literary Devices in The Outsiders. It should give you a better understanding of the following topics:

  • The purpose of figurative language
  • Various types of figurative language
  • How S. E. Hinton used figurative language in her novel
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