Personification in The Outsiders


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Which of the following passages from The Outsiders contains personification?

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1. Which of these passages is an example of personification from The Outsiders?


What does the following phrase from The Outsiders mean?

''...the policemen's guns spit fire into the night...''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Outsiders is a text that uses personification to make readers feel like they are a part of the action taking place in the book. Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your ability to identify and analyze the use of personification in The Outsiders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • Analysis of an example of personification from The Outsiders
  • Interpretation of the phrase 'the ground rushed up to meet me'
  • Character's quality that displays a 'hatred of the whole world'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question requiring the identification of an example of personification from The Outsiders
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to determine the meaning of the phrase 'the policeman's guns spit fire into the night'

Additional Learning

Review literary elements from The Outsiders by completing the lesson titled Personification in The Outsiders. What you'll find in this lesson is:

  • The definition of personification
  • Examples of personification from The Outsiders
  • Plot details from The Outsiders