Metaphors in Of Mice and Men


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How are candy and the dog alike in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck?

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1. What is a definition of a metaphor?

2. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, what is the purpose of the metaphorical sub-plots?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of the metaphors the author uses in Of Mice and Men by taking these assessments. You'll need to know what a metaphor is and Steinbeck's purpose in using them in order to pass, and you'll also have to analyze specific metaphors from the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following from Of Mice and Men:

  • The function of the metaphorical subplots
  • What the extended metaphors do
  • Metaphorical lines about Slim
  • How Candy and the dog are similar

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term metaphor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to determine what various metaphors about Slim reveal about his position on the ranch
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Steinbeck's novel

Additional Learning

Learn more about the language used in Of Mice and Men by completing the lesson titled Metaphors in Of Mice and Men. Covered objectives include:

  • Understand three particular metaphorical sub-plots
  • Review examples of metaphors from Shakespeare's writing to better understand the term
  • Know what the metaphorical lines from the novel mean