English Literature

Othello

Language - Test

We have already seen how imagery is an effective way to describe one thing in terms of another. In the play, Shakespeare uses lots of metaphors and similes to make reference to the colours black and white, to animals, and to heaven and hell.

Select the correct category from the following metaphors and similes.

1.

"I'll not shed her blood, / Nor scar that whiter skin of hers than snow"

2.

"Blow me about in winds! Roast me in sulphur!"

3.

"For here's a young and sweating devil here"

4.

"Barbary horse"

5.

"Your son-in-law is far more fair than black."

6.

"furnish me with some swift means of death / For the fair devil"

7.

"I will play the swan and die in music"

8.

"Arise black vengeance from thy hollow cell"

9.

"as prime as goats, as hot as monkeys"