Synecdoche in Literature: Definition & Examples


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What is the definition of synecdoche?

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1. What is one reason that an author might use synecdoche in literature?

2. In the following sentence, what word is an example of synecdoche? 'Dan loves to take his boat out on the waves.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Synecdoche is a figure of speech, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of how to use it. You will learn to identify examples of synecdoche in practice sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Definition of synecdoche
  • Uses of synecdoche
  • Examples of synecdoche

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of synecdoche
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding examples of synecdoche and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of synecdoche

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Synecdoche in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of synecdoche
  • Understand how and why synecdoche is used
  • Identify examples of synecdoche