Parts of a Metaphor: Tenor & Vehicle


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What figure of speech describes one person, place, or thing in terms of another?

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1. Though the figure of speech has been around for quite some time, who finally divided the metaphor into parts and coined their names in the mid-1930s?

2. What term identifies the person, place, or thing being represented in a metaphor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the metaphor and its parts. You'll be assessed on your understanding of who divided the metaphor into sections and the descriptions of those parts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Type of metaphors often used to illustrate moral concepts
  • Tenor in a metaphor
  • A metaphor's vehicle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as tenor and vehicle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding metaphor parts

Additional Learning

To learn more about language, review the accompanying lesson called Parts of a Metaphor: Tenor & Vehicle. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of metaphor
  • Differentiate between parts of a metaphor
  • Understand the work of the person who divided the metaphor into parts and named them
  • Look at examples from literature