Sarcasm in Literature: Example & Explanation

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Sarcasm is _____.

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1. Which of the following is an example of sarcasm?

2. Why would an author use sarcasm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sarcasm has been found in literature throughout history. To help you understand sarcasm in literature, this quiz and worksheet will test you on why authors use it and examples of its use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition and examples of sarcasm
  • Reason(s) for the use of sarcasm
  • History of sarcasm and its use today

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding sarcasm and its use in literature in the past and present, and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as sarcasm

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Sarcasm in Literature: Example & Explanation. Key learning objectives include:

  • Define sarcasm and satire in literature
  • Understand the use of sarcasm in literature
  • Examine the history of sarcasm throughout literature from the Bible to present day
  • Understand examples of sarcasm
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