Number the Stars Figurative Language


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What is figurative language?

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What type of figurative language is found in this passage from Number the Stars?

'Annemarie recognized (the soldier) as the one she and Ellen always called, in whispers, 'the Giraffe' because of his height and the long neck that extended from his stiff collar.'

2. Which of these excerpts from Number the Stars includes an example of a simile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of figurative language and examples of figurative language in Number the Stars by completing this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following from Number the Stars will be assessed:

  • Similes found in the text
  • The symbolism of hope in the book
  • Your ability to identify figurative language

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the key term figurative language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify an example of figurative language in a given excerpt
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on figurative language in Number the Stars

Additional Learning

Enhance your understanding of the use of language in Lois Lowry's text by completing the lesson titled Number the Stars Figurative Language. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Define metaphor
  • Understand similes
  • Know the message Lowry gives in the text