S.E. Hinton is known as a character author, but she is also very clearly a descriptive writer as well. Her use of figurative language play, particularly in The Outsiders is quite evident and thankfully so. Where students sometimes struggle with understanding the difference between simile or metaphor, the examples that proliferate the text, make them want to sort out the figurative language type in the activity below. In my classroom, I've also user this activity to team up groups - Socs and Greasers to create a little healthy competition! Students also associate the quote with the speaker in an activity linked below.