Stylistic Devices: Definition & Examples


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Metaphor and simile are two stylistic devices that use comparison to put an image in the reader's mind for clarity, understanding, and engagement. _____ uses 'like' or 'as' to directly compare two unlike things. _____ implies a comparison by speaking of one thing as something else.

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1. 'The flowers danced in the breeze' is an example of which stylistic device?

2. 'The water was so cold, I saw fish wearing jackets' is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on stylistic devices to gauge what you understand about the subject. You'll be quizzed on areas of study that include how metaphors and similes are used as literary devices and how well you can interpret the device used in a given line of text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these topics:

  • An example where fish are described as wearing jackets due to the cold water
  • Example where the narrator describes coming to a coffee shop and seeing people barely moving
  • Stylistic device used in a sentence where a girl's nose is compared to a fictional character

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stylistic devices
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as metaphor and simile
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about examples of stylistic devices and use it to correctly interpret the devices utilized in sample sentences

Additional Learning

Learn more about literary devices with the lesson titled Stylistic Devices: Definition & Examples. Use the following study points as a helpful guide:

  • How to define stylistic devices
  • More examples of their uses and applications
  • Why stylistic devices are necessary for literature