Metaphors in The Scarlet Letter


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Which of the following is an example of a metaphor?

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1. Which character is compared to a flower in The Scarlet Letter?

2. When Hester sees something dark in Pearl's eyes, what does she compare her eyes to in The Scarlet Letter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and corresponding worksheet, you'll have the chance to assess your knowledge of The Scarlet Letter and metaphors used in this piece of literature. Some characters you will see on the multiple-choice quiz include Chillingworth and Hester.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Work through these resources, seeing what you know about:

  • The Black Man who haunts the forest
  • Chillingworth's revenge on Dimmesdale
  • An example of a metaphor
  • The character that's compared to a flower

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the information you gained about the metaphor used to describe Pearl's eyes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding an example of a metaphor and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pick out the most important details from the lesson on metaphors used in The Scarlet Letter

Additional Learning

Expanding on your knowledge of this literary tool is possible thanks to the lesson Metaphors in The Scarlet Letter. Other topics you can look over include:

  • The purpose of using metaphors
  • How metaphors are used in this novel
  • Different metaphors used in The Scarlet Letter