Tropes: Definition & Explanation


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Which of the following statements NOT is true?

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1. Which statement below is an example of a metaphor?

2. Which of the following are examples of tropes or figures of speech.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Tropes are figures of speech, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how they are used. Some vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include metaphor and figurative.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Function of tropes
  • Types of tropes
  • Range of use within literature

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hyperbole and rhetorical questioning
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tropes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tropes

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Tropes in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify and define tropes
  • Understand the function of tropes
  • Explain metaphor, hyperbole, personification and rhetorical questioning