Rhetorical Devices in The Great Gatsby


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Which of the following quotes from The Great Gatsby is an example of alliteration?

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1. Personification is:

2. Which of the following statements from The Great Gatsby is an example of a simile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Rhetorical devices are frequently used in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. You'll be asked to take examples from the text and connect them to specific rhetorical devices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will challenge you to:

  • Identify examples of alliteration
  • Define personification
  • Choose an example of a simile
  • Recognize examples of epizeuxis
  • Recognize true and false statements regarding metaphors

Skills Practiced

You'll practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about rhetorical devices to identify specific examples of their use in The Great Gatsby
  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson on rhetorical devices in The Great Gatsby
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you're able to accurately define the term personification

Additional Learning

You can read the related lesson called Rhetorical Devices in The Great Gatsby to further understand how these devices are used in the novel. The lesson will help you:

  • Define rhetorical device
  • Understand the functions of allusion, imagery and oxymoron
  • Learn why F. Scott Fitzgerald applied rhetorical devices to The Great Gatsby