Literary Elements In Of Mice and Men

Question 1 of 16

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Behind him walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his pays. (p. 2)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Foreshadowing

  • Idiom

  • Simile

  • Suspense

Question 2 of 16

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“Look, Lennie. I want you to look around here. You can remember this place, can’t you? The ranch is about a quarter mile up that way. Just follow the river.
“Sure,”
“’Course you did. Well, look. Lennie- if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush.” (p. 15)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Imagery

  • Hyperbole

  • Simile

  • Foreshadowing

Question 3 of 16

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A powerful, big-stomached man came into the bunkhouse. His head still dripped water from the scrubbing and dousing. (p. 35)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Characterization

  • Hyperbole

  • Simile

  • Suspense

Question 4 of 16

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The red light dimmed on the coals. Up the hill from the river a coyote yammered, and a dog answered from the other side of the stream. The sycamore leaaves whispered in a little night breeze. (p. 16)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Characterization

  • Personification

  • Simile

  • Suspense

Question 5 of 16

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“Sure he’s jes’ like a kid. There ain’t no more harm in him than a kid neither, except he’s so strong. I bet he won’t come in here to sleep tonight. He’d sleep right alongside that box in the barn. Well-let ’im. He ain’t doin’ no harm out there.” (p. 43)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Simile

  • Idiom

  • Personification

  • Suspense

Question 6 of 16

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The light climbed on out of the valley, and as it went, the topes of the mountains seemed to blaze with increasing brightness. (p. 100)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Characterization

  • Hyperbole

  • Imagery

  • Suspense

Question 7 of 16

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“You tried to throw a scare into Slim, an’ you couldn’t make it stick. Slim throwed a scare inta you. You’re yella as a frog belly. I don’t care if you’re the best welter in the country. You come for me, an’ I’ll kick your God damn head off.” (p. 62)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Characterization

  • Simile

  • Imagery

  • Suspense

Question 8 of 16

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A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swam the length of the pool and came to the legs of a motionless heron that stood in the shallow. A silent head and beak lanced down and plucked it out by the head, and the beak swallowed the little snake while its tail waved frantically.
Another little water snake swam up the pool, turning its periscope head from side to side. (p. 99-100)

What these two snakes symbolize?

Select one of the following:

  • George and Lennie

  • Curley and his wife

  • Candy and old dog

  • Sycamore leaves

Question 9 of 16

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"I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn't oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog." (p. 61)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Foreshadowing

  • Imagery

  • Hyperbole

  • Irony

Question 10 of 16

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White said sarcastically, "He spends half his time lookin' for her, and the rest of the time she's lookin' for him." (p. 53)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Suspense

  • Foreshadowing

  • Hyperbole

  • Idiom

Question 11 of 16

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" Well- She got the eye."
" Yeah? Married two weeks and got the eye? Maybe that's why Curley's pants is full of ants."
(p. 28)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Simile

  • Suspense

  • Metaphor

  • Idiom

Question 12 of 16

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A girl was standing there looking in. She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her gair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She wore a cotton house dress and red mules, on the insteps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers. (p. 31)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Irony

  • Characterization

  • Idiom

  • Hyperbole

Question 13 of 16

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And George raised the qun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. THe crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering. (p. 106)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Irony

  • Suspense

  • Idiom

  • Hyperbole

Question 14 of 16

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He looked down at her, and carefully he removed his hand from over her mough, and she laystill. " I don't want ta hurt you." he said, "but George'll be mad if you yell." When she didn't answer nor move he bent closely over her. He lifted her arm and let it drop. For a moment he seemed bewildered. And then he whispered in fright. "I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing," (p. 91)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Metaphor

  • Personification

  • Suspense

  • Idiom

Question 15 of 16

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When Candy spoke they both jumped as though they had been caught doing something reprehensible. (p. 58-59)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Hyperbole

  • Metaphor

  • Suspense

  • Irony

Question 16 of 16

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"If you want me to, I'll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain't nothing left for him. Can't eat, can't see, can't even walk without hurtin'." (p.47)

This quote is an example of which literary element?

Select one of the following:

  • Irony

  • Metaphor

  • Simile

  • Personification

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Literary Elements In Of Mice and Men

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