Matilda Figurative Language


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Identify which type of figurative language is being used in the quote: ''She (Miss Trunchbull) ploughed right through them like a tank, with small people bouncing off her left and right.''

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1. Which type of figurative language is used in this quote? ''She (Miss Trunchbull) had an obstinate chin, a cruel mouth and small arrogant eyes.''

2. Which quote is NOT an example of a simile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you remember about the figurative language used in Matilda with this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll check your understanding of the types of figurative language and identify it in different quotes from the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet evaluates what you know about:

  • Figurative language used in quotes describing Miss Trunchbill's appearance and behavior
  • Examples of similes
  • Uses of personification

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use understanding of what types of figurative language are used in the book to answer questions about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and correctly interpreted examples of similes
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to pick out the type of figurative language used when Miss Trunchbull is compared to a tank

Additional Learning

You will discover a comprehensive overview of this topic in the lesson, Matilda Figurative Language. This lesson offers additional details about:

  • Defining figurative language
  • The purpose of figurative language
  • Ways to pick out a simile
  • Understanding personification
  • Examples of figurative language from the story