Figure of Speech Worksheets To Print:
Recognizing Allusions -
There are simple sentences and short paragraphs to work on here. Read each of the sentences below. Underline the allusion. Then identify whether
it alludes to literature, mythology, or the Bible.
Biblical Uses - This
is a specific literature genre to work with. Each of the sentences below contains a Biblical allusion. Underline where it appears and then explain its meaning.
Historical Usage -
A little bit of a look back in time for you. You will examine sentences and identify how this technique has been applied.
Working That Allusion -
You will be examining extended sentences that are pre-written for you. You will decide the form that is used and classify it as one of the following: A. Literature B. Mythology C. Bible
Writing with Allusions -
Sometimes you will see people label these "flashbacks". You will identify it used in paragraph form and then explain what it means to the reader.
in Literature - There are two allusions in the passage. Identify
whether they are illusions from history, literature or mythology.
Explain How It
Happens - Locate the allusion in the poem. Write it on the line below. You will then be asked to go a step further and explain what it means.
Allusions in Literature - The passage contains three allusions. Identify them, and briefly explain what each is alluding to.
- Identify and explain each allusion in each of the famous pieces of writing.
Tripping On Words
- Words can be tough to draw from in this activity. These entries are all pretty volatile situations that may engage readers a bit.
- Such as: From the moment he first laid eyes on her he could no
longer give us the time of day.
Take It For
Real - Identify whether the allusion is to literature (L), the
Bible (B) or mythology (M). Write the correct letter on the line.