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Metaphors in Fahrenheit 451: Examples & Analysis

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A metaphor is a _____.

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1. Why does Ray Bradbury use metaphors in Fahrenheit 451?

2. Which of the following is a metaphor used by Bradbury to describe books in Fahrenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ray Bradbury is considered a master of metaphors. This quiz will have you define metaphors, understand why Bradbury used them and answer questions about specific metaphors from Fahrenheit 451.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Define metaphor
  • Understand why Bradbury used metaphors throughout the novel
  • Choose a phrase that illustrates a metaphor from Fahrenheit 451
  • Recognize metaphor examples
  • Assess the significance of a particular metaphor

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - tell the difference between sentences that do and do not illustrate metaphor
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about this metaphors to answer questions about specific examples from the novel
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define metaphor as a literary term

Additional Learning

To see more examples of metaphors in this novel, review the related lesson called Metaphors in Fahrenheit 451: Examples & Analysis. The lesson helps students:

  • Know what a literary device is
  • Describe several effects that metaphors can have on readers
  • Understand what many of the book's metaphors are about
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