Similes in The Great Gatsby


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A literary device is a tool used by authors to _____.

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1. A simile is a literary device that _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a simile described in The Great Gatsby?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this quiz and worksheet combo, measure your understanding of similes in The Great Gatsby. Quiz topics include what a literary device is used for and the definition of a simile.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will check how much you know about the following information:

  • Examples of similes described in The Great Gatsby
  • Which simile best describes Jay Gatsby
  • Reasons why an author would use a simile

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information given about the use of similes in The Great Gatsby from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as literary device and simile
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why an author would use a simile

Additional Learning

To learn more about this literary device, please review the accompanying lesson called Similes in The Great Gatsby. This lesson will focus on how the author used similes in relation to the following:

  • The setting of The Great Gatsby
  • Character Jay Gatsby
  • The character of Daisy Buchanan