Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples

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What is another term for pun?

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1. Puns help in literature by:

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Which word contains the pun in this phrase spoken by Mercutio after he is fatally stabbed in Romeo and Juliet?

''Tomorrow … you shall find me a grave man.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz to make sure you know what puns are and why they are used in literature. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the technical term for pun, as well as puns in literature excerpts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Another term for pun
  • How puns help in literature
  • Identifying puns in Romeo & Juliet and 'Hymn to God the Father'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on puns
  • Making connections - use understanding of puns to identify them in two texts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how puns are useful
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the technical word for pun

Additional Learning

To learn more about puns, review the accompanying lesson titled Puns in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the meaning and purpose of puns
  • Understand when a figure of speech occurs
  • Identify examples of puns
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