Metaphors in Lord of the Flies


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What is the function of metaphor as a literary device?

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1. In Lord of the Flies, the conch shell is a metaphor for _____.

2. When the hunters in the novel Lord of the Flies paint their faces, the author metaphorically suggests _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When reading William Golding's Lord of the Flies, one may analyze many different literary techniques used in the novel. This quiz and worksheet will specifically go over the novel's use of metaphor. The questions in the quiz will test you on points such as the function of metaphors in literature and specific metaphors in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What purpose metaphors serve in literature
  • The metaphor of the conch shell
  • Meaning in the act of face-painting
  • The meaning found in Piggy's glasses
  • The island itself as a metaphor

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply your understanding of literary metaphors to analyze specific images and plot points in Lord of the Flies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you understand the reasons for using metaphors in literature and how they are specifically used in this novel
  • Knowledge application - use the information that you've attained from the lesson to identify some major metaphors in Lord of the Flies and what they are meant to represent

Additional Learning

Review more information on this subject in the associated lesson called Metaphors in Lord of the Flies. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of literary metaphors
  • Use of metaphors in Lord of the Flies
  • The conch shell
  • Piggy's glasses
  • Face-painting
  • The island
  • The beast