Metaphors in The Great Gatsby


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The comparison of T.J. Eckleburg's eyes to the eyes of God is an example of what kind of metaphor?

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1. Why is the green light at the end of Daisy's dock in The Great Gatsby considered an extended metaphor?


Why is is the following quote an example of an absolute metaphor?

'So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly to the past.'

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Take a few minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions in this quiz about metaphors in The Great Gatsby. See for yourself if you need to boost what you know about this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on such things as:

  • Metaphor type in comparing the eyes of God to the eyes of T.J. Eckleburg
  • Explanation behind calling the green light at the end of Daisy's dock an extended metaphor
  • Characteristics of an absolute metaphor
  • Usage and examples of metaphors
  • Definitions of metaphor types

Skills Practiced

The following skills are displayed:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding metaphor characteristics and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of metaphors
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify metaphors contained within quoted passages of The Great Gatsby

Additional Learning

Get to know more by studying the lesson called Metaphors in The Great Gatsby. See a discussion on such material as:

  • Metaphor examples
  • Definition and characteristics of metaphors
  • Engaging the reader with the use of metaphors