Novel – Advanced: Figurative Language

Tuck Everlasting

Name: _______________________

Simile: compares two unlike things using the words like or as.
Metaphor: compare two unlike things without like or as.
Personification: gives human characteristics to non-human objects.
Symbolism: when an object is meant to be representative of something or an idea greater than
the object itself.
Activity 1:
Read each of the following quotes from the novel Tuck Everlasting. Identify which type of
figurative language is being used and then explain the meaning of the figurative language.
1. “The wood was at the center, the hub of the wheel. All wheels must have a hub. A Ferris
wheel has one, as the sun is the hub of the wheeling calendar.” (p. 4)
Type: ______________________________________
Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________
2. “But on reaching the shadows of the first trees, [the road] veered sharply, swung out in a wide
arc as if, for the first time, it had reason to think where it was going, and passed around.” (p.5)
Type: ______________________________________
Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________
3. “And that would have been a disaster so immense that this weary old earth, owned or not to
its fiery core, would have trembled on its axis like a beetle on a pin.” (p. 8)
Type: ______________________________________
Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________
4. “Mae sat there frowning, a great potato of a woman…” (p.10)
Type: ______________________________________
Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________

write the page number. the quote with the example. and its meaning. the type of language. Simile: Page # __________ Type: ____________ Quote: ___________________________________________________________________ Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________ Metaphor: Page # __________ Type: ____________ Quote: ___________________________________________________________________ Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________ Personification: Page # __________ Type: ____________ Quote: ___________________________________________________________________ Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________ Symbolism: Page # __________ Type: ____________ Quote: ___________________________________________________________________ Meaning: ____________________________________________________________________ .Activity 2: Can you find another example of these types of figurative language in the Prologue-Chapter 2? Below.

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