Metaphors in Things Fall Apart


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Explain how ''Frank is an early bird'' is an example of a metaphor.

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1. In Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe what role does the yam played in relation to Okonkwo?

2. In Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe why are yams so important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this combination of a quiz and worksheet, you will be asked about metaphors as they appear in Things Fall Apart. You can find questions on the relation of yams to Okonkwo and the use of 'flaming fire' as a metaphor, among others.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will see the following topics making an appearance on this quiz and worksheet combo:

  • An example of a metaphor about an early bird
  • Yams and Okonkwo
  • The importance of yams
  • Okonkwo described as a 'flaming fire'
  • The egwugwu

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - think back to what you know about yams in this book
  • Reading comprehension - remember the important metaphors that appear in Things Fall Apart
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the egwugwu

Additional Learning

For extra content, check out the lesson titled Metaphors in Things Fall Apart. With it, you can study the following topics:

  • The Igbo
  • Evil Forest
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