Figurative Language & Metaphors in To Kill a Mockingbird


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What is the main goal of using figurative language in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird?

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1. In To Kill a Mockingbird, metaphors are used extensively. What is a metaphor?

2. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee makes extensive use of simile. What is a simile?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Within the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author uses figurative language for various purposes, and this quiz/worksheet combo will measure your comprehension of this particular use of language. Quiz questions ask you about different types of figurative language, purposes for using it, and specific examples from the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge about the following:

  • Goals for using figurative language
  • Definitions of metaphor, simile, and figurative language
  • Applying a literary device to a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to sharpen the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding goals of using figurative language in the novel and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as simile and metaphor

Additional Learning

Take a closer look at information beyond the quiz questions by checking out the attached lesson, Figurative Language & Metaphors in To Kill a Mockingbird. Additional topics addressed in this lesson are as follows:

  • Distinguishing characteristics of figurative language
  • Examples of figurative language from the text
  • Connections between the narrator's role and figurative language