Ch 3: Of Mice and Men: Literary Devices

About This Chapter

The Literary Devices chapter of this Of Mice and Men Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the major literary devices utilized in the book. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with the literary devices of 'Of Mice and Men.'

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing Of Mice and Men's literary devices
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  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Of Mice and Men: Literary Devices chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary devices used in Of Mice and Men for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Major vocabulary of the novel
  • Symbolism in the novel
  • Foreshadowing in the novel
  • Use of imagery, metaphor and figurative language
  • Point of view in the novel
  • Use of personification
  • Key motifs in the novel
  • Frequent allusions in the story
  • Steinbeck's use of alliteration and hyperbole

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: Of Mice and Men: Literary Devices
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Of Mice and Men Vocabulary

1. Of Mice and Men Vocabulary

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a tragic tale of two migrant workers, Lennie Small and George Milton. In order to fully understand the story line, you must understand the vocabulary.

Symbols & Symbolism in Of Mice and Men

2. Symbols & Symbolism in Of Mice and Men

Authors often use symbolism to bring an idea or theme to the forefront. In this lesson, we'll discuss three major symbols in John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men.'

Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men: Examples & Quotes

3. Foreshadowing in Of Mice and Men: Examples & Quotes

This lesson discusses foreshadowing in 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck. You'll learn how Lennie's death, Lennie hurting a girl by accident, and the tragic ending of the story are all foreshadowed in the book.

Irony in Of Mice & Men: Verbal & Situational

4. Irony in Of Mice & Men: Verbal & Situational

John Steinbeck's 1937 classic work, 'Of Mice and Men,' is the story of George and Lennie, two men trapped in lives not of their own making. Here, we'll learn how irony plays a vital role in the novella, as George and Lennie confront the unexpected.

Imagery in Of Mice and Men

5. Imagery in Of Mice and Men

In this lesson, you will learn how John Steinbeck uses imagery to develop important ideas of the setting, characters, and plot in his novella 'Of Mice and Men.'

Figurative Language in Of Mice and Men

6. Figurative Language in Of Mice and Men

''Of Mice and Men'', the novella by John Steinbeck, is still read in classrooms everywhere because of its engaging plot, historical accuracy, and vivid use of language. In this lesson, you will learn about the use of figurative language in this work.

Metaphors in Of Mice and Men

7. Metaphors in Of Mice and Men

The metaphors found in 'Of Mice and Men,' add to the visual experience of this classic tragic tale set during the Great Depression. These comparisons provide detail that adds richness and understanding to the plot.

Point of View in Of Mice and Men

8. Point of View in Of Mice and Men

Point of view is an important part of any work, because the way a story is narrated can communicate just as much info as the words themselves. In this lesson, learn about point of view in Steinbeck's famous work ''Of Mice and Men''.

Personification in Of Mice and Men

9. Personification in Of Mice and Men

This lesson will examine the use and significance of the literary technique personification in John Steinbeck's classic 1937 novella, 'Of Mice and Men.'

Allusions in Of Mice and Men

10. Allusions in Of Mice and Men

Allusions are a literary device often used to give greater depth to a novel. In this lesson, you'll learn about allusions and how they are used in John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men.'

Motifs in Of Mice and Men

11. Motifs in Of Mice and Men

In this lesson you will learn what a motif is and how the four motifs of loneliness, the dream ranch, the river setting, and animal imagery in 'Of Mice and Men' work to unify the novella and advance the themes.

Alliteration in Of Mice and Men

12. Alliteration in Of Mice and Men

There are many descriptive devices that can be used to aid in the telling of a story. In this lesson you'll learn about alliteration and how it is used in John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men'.

Hyperbole in Of Mice and Men

13. Hyperbole in Of Mice and Men

Figurative language plays an important role in many literary works. In this lesson, you'll learn about one aspect of figurative language--hyperbole--and its role in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

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