Examples of Synesthesia in Literature


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F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the phrase 'yellow cocktail music' to convey a sense of _____

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1. Oscar Wilde's description of a 'mauve Hungarian band' and 'mauve Hungarian music' is meant to show the reader:

2. Which of the following is not an example of synesthesia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning assessments are designed to ask you about synesthesia and its application in literature and poetry. You'll be asked to recognize examples of synesthesia and assess how various authors and poets apply it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Evaluate descriptive phrases by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Oscar Wilde
  • Recognize examples of synesthesia
  • Analyze synesthetic quotes from Shakespeare and Langston Hughes

Skills Practiced

The skills you'll practice in this quiz include:

  • Making connections - be able to analyze quotes from famous literary authors and connect them to what they describe
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between true and false statements regarding synesthesia
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you take away the most important information from the related lesson on synesthesia in literature

Additional Learning

The related lesson called Examples of Synesthesia in Literature will help you further understand this concept. The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Define the terms synesthesia and synesthete
  • Understand the purpose of synesthetic descriptions
  • Learn how poet John Keats uses synesthesia