Secret Life Of Bees; Figurative Language

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The Secret Life Of Bees Quizzes & Trivia

This was made for an english final. It's about the book The Secret Life of Bees.


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  • 1. 
    In the Secret Life of Bees, August often talks about the bees as if they are humans, saying at one point: "She's giving you a little warning. When they bump your forehead, they're saying, I've got my eye on you, so you be careful."This is an example of,
    • A. 

      Simle

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Ontomatapoeia

    • D. 

      Personification

  • 2. 
    While Lily is surrounded by the bees, she describes herself in a very odd way, saying, "I was the stamen in the middle of a twirling flower". This is an example of,
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Metaphor

    • D. 

      Consonance

  • 3. 
    In the passage on pages 161 and 162 of The Secret Life of Bees, Lily is writing a letter to her father. In the passage, the words, death, deaf, day, daddy, dictionary, delightful, determined, despicable, and disappointment. These words are an example of...
    • A. 

      Imagery

    • B. 

      Onomatapoeia

    • C. 

      Consonance

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 4. 
    Find and quote one instance where a character is described using indirect characterization.
  • 5. 
    Find and quote one instance where a character is described using direct characterization.
  • 6. 
    Find and quote one instance of a hyperbole.
  • 7. 
    "...bees squeezed through the cracks of my bedroom wall and flew circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high-pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin."zzzzzz is an example of _______________?
  • 8. 
    Mary, mother's, seemed, mother, molded, me, ___________...Using Consonance, what would be another acceptable word to add?
  • 9. 
    Open, outside, over, our, door, ____________.... Using Assonance, what would be another acceptable word to add?