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Transcript of Figurative Language
August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains
By: Alexis, Alyssa, Dinah, Kris, and Xana
Alliteration is re-occurrence of the same letter or same sound at the beginning of words.
Metaphor is a comparison of two or more subjects.
Similes are a comparison between two or more subjects using like or as.
Personification is when you give human like qualities to inanimate objects.
Imagery is a visual description.
What do these figurative languages add to the story?
These figurative languages add to the story by making the story sound like a machien by giving repeating sounds (alliterations) and being very descriptive to create the scene in your head.
What would the story be like WITHOUT figurative language?
From attic trapdoors, blind robot faces peered down with faucet mouth
in, go away,
incoats for today...
opped into a hot washer and emerged twinkling dry.
house was an alter
with 10,000 attendants, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs.
The house was an alter with
, big, small, servicing, attending, in choirs.
he house shuddered, oak bone on bone, its bared skeleton cringing from the heat,
its wires, its nerves
revealed as if a surgeon had torn the skin off to let the red veins and capillaries quiver in the scalded air.
Heat snapped mirrors
the brittle winter ice.
The fire backed off,
even an elephant must at the sight of a dead snake.
At eight thirty the eggs were shriveled and the toast was
fire lay in beds
stood in windows,
changed the colors of drapes.
fire was clever
At ten o'clock the
house began to die
The dog, once
huge and fleshy
, but now gone to
bone and covered with sores
, moved in and through the house,
frothed at the mouth
, lying at the door, sniffing, its
eyes turned to fire
Animals took shape; yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers, cavorting into crystal substance
If the story did not have figurative language, it would be very boring and hard to imagine what the story would look (such as the fire vs. house fight) like.
1. What does alliteration add to the story?
2. What purpose does the figurative language serve in this story?
3. How does figurative language in this story compare to Fahrenheit 451?
4. How does not adding characters to this story, help add to figurative language?
5. What are the five main parts of figurative language that Ray Bradbury used in this story and which one is used the most?