Fahrenheit 451: Figurative Language

Fahrenheit 451: Figurative Language

The bombers crossed the sky over your home, gasping, murmuring, whistling like an immense, unnoticeable fan, circling around in vacuum
personification and simile
sitting there like a wax doll melting in its own heat
simile
Delicately, like the petals of a flower
simile
Each becomes a black butterfly
metaphor
Light the 3rd page from the 2nd and so on, chain smoking cigarettes
metaphor
I kicked the pill bottle in the dark, like kicking buried mine
simile
the flooring litter with swarms of black moths that had passed away in a single storm
metaphor
The train radio threw up upon Montag
personification
He’s a regular peppermint stick now
metaphor
You’re a helpless romantic
idiom
The book has pores
personification
when you drop a seed in a TV parlor? It grows you any shape it wishes!
analogy
we may select smaller sized cliffs to leap off
metaphor
if you drown, a minimum of pass away understanding you were headed for shore
analogy
The salamander devours his tail!
paradox
How like a beautiful statue of ice it was, melting in the sun
simile
papers passing away like substantial moths
simile
I require an umbrella to deflect the rain. I’m so damned scared I’ll drown if he gets me once again
hyperbole
If you put it in your ear, Montag, I can sit conveniently home, warming my scared bone, and hear and examine the firefighter’s world, find its weakness, without danger. I’m the Queen Bee, safe in the hive.
analogy
I’ll be with you the rest of the night, a vinegar gnat tickling your ear when you require me.
example (and metaphor)
the method the stars looked, a million of them swimming in between the clouds
hyperbole or metaphor
like the enemy discs
simile
vanished into the volcano’s mouth
metaphor
The images drained away, as if the water had been let from a gigantic crystal bowl
analogy
frighten the hell out of them
idiom
Scare the living daylights out!
idiom
A fly stirred its wings gently in his ear
metaphor
The Sea of Faith … lay like the folds of a bright girdle furled
simile
Montag-plus-Faber, fire plus water
example
It was excellent listening to the beetle hum, the sleepy mosquito buzz and delicate filigree murmur of the old guy’s voice in the beginning scolding him and after that consoling him
example
They don’t know that this is all one substantial big blazing meteor
metaphor
Faber was a gray moth asleep in his ear
metaphor
We’re all sheep
metaphor
A little knowing is a harmful thing
metaphor
Knowledge is power! A dwarf on a giant’s shoulder sees the farthest of the 2
example
His silly damned reading of a book to them. How like trying to put out fires with waterpistols,
example
his huge black slicker flapped out behind so that he seemed a terrific black bat
metaphor
the guys ran like cripples in their clumsy boots
simile
as quietly as spiders
simile

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