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English 10.1 Figurative language project

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Pooja sheevam

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FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE PROJECT By - Pooja Sheevam SIMILE "On the other was the squat shape of rosa hubermann , who
looked like a small wardrobe with a coat thrown over it" (26). Comparing Rosa To a small wardrobe with a coat
thrown over it. (using like or as)
She is givin the short and stub image. I imagine her as a shabby, short woman that wears a really old looking over coat.
"A blatant lie he had nothing to give, except maybe Mein Kampf, and there was no way he’d give such propaganda to a young German girl. That would be like the lamb handing a knife to the butcher" (220). This is comparing giving mien kampf to a lamb
giving a butcher a knife.
Giving mien kampf to liesle will be considered
"killing her innocence". It also could change her
mind set. Max could be considered the lamb,
giving Mien kampf (the knife) to liesle (the
butcher). "To me, war is like the new boss who expects the impossible..." (309) Death is referring to war as a boss that asks for too much. War (being the boss) gives death more work to do. " Mr. Steiner was the type of man who was very wooden. His voice was angular and true. His body was tall and heavy, like oak. His hair was like splinters " (57). Mr. Steiner throughout the book is described as
wooden. This desscription gives is an image that he
looks like an oak tree ( comparing his hair and body
to a tree/splinters) METAPHOR
"He watched them grow, until eventually, great forests of words had risen throughout Germany …. It was a nation of farmed thoughts" (444). "A halo surrounded the grim reaper nun, Sister Maria" (75). "Trust me, though, the words were on thier way , and when they arrived, Liesle would hold
them in her hand like the clouds and she would ring them out like the rain " (80). "He was the crazy boy who painted himself black and
defeated the world.
She was the book thief without words" (80). "...Liesel noticed that his hair was no longer a nest of twigs, but rather a collection of feathers, flopping about on his head.." (215). "Sometimes I imagined how everything looked above those clouds, knowing without question that the sun was blond, and the endless atmosphere was a giant blue eye"
(350) PERSONIFICATION "There were the erased pages of Mein Kampf, gagging, suffocating under the paint as they turned"
(236). "The house was pale, almost sick-looking, with an iron gate and a brown spit-stained door"
(169). "His eyes staggered, and it was so simple. The words were given across from the girl to the Jew. They climbed on to him"
(511). IMAGERY "She would wake up swimming in her bed, screaming, and drowning in the flood of sheets"
(35).
"On the other side of the room, the bed that was meant for her brother floated boatlike in the darkness"
(35). "Shaped like a long, broken arm, the road contained several houses with lacerated windows and bruised walls. The Star of David was painted on their doors"
(49). METONYMY "And Frau Hermann, the mayors wife, standing fluffied haired and shivery in her enormous, cold aired doorway. Always silent. Always alone. No words, not once"
(93) Liesle still did not know how to read and death is
saying how the words will come to her soon and is
forshadowing that she will harness the power of the words that come to her by comparing it to grasping them like clouds and raining the power of words on people. "Blood leaked from her nose and licked at her lips. Her eyes had blackened. Cuts had opened up and a series of wounds were rising to the surface of her skin. All from words. From Liesel's word"
(262).
"Please, trust me. I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable"
(1). "Of those ten, six were stolen, one showed up at the kitchen table,
two were made for her by a hidden Jew, and one was delivered by
a soft, yellow dressed afternoon"
(28) "On the other side, beyond the blurry heat, it was possible to see the brownshirts and swastikas joining hands. You didnt see people. Only uniforms and signs"
(112). "Laughter and smoke rose out of the conversation before they moved on to the next job"
(354). This metaphore is giving the nation of germany the idea that it was successfull since it was filled with thoughts (not always good). Hitler "planted" the thoughts in the citizens of germany. sister maria is considered the grim reaper (according to death , which is also ironic in some way). This description is given to her because of how evil she is considered to the kids (especially liesle) Rudy is compared to Jesse Owens, since he
painted himself black and pretended to be like him. In Nazi germany, that was considered dangerous and with all the propaganda going around, rudy still accepted Jesse Owens, the man who literally defeated the world, even if he was black. Liesle is compared to herself (the book thief) however she had no "words" (she couldnt read. Max's hair in the beginning is described as twigs but
when he washes up they look more feathery. His hair is given the image of light and thin and sort of air - like like feathers. Death is describing the german sky as blond and blue (since that was the
typical german). Even propoganda has hit death a little, for now it is drilled
in his head that the german sky was a typical german eye (blue) and the sun was
the color of typical german hair (blonde). The pages of Mein Kampf were used by
Max ( a jew ) for makeing other books.
The propoganda of hitler was covered up
in paint and written over for better usage.
It also shows that anyone could overcome
the propoganda.
The house is given a human quality sick and pale, that means
that the house was probably old looking and about to fall apart. When leisle talks to Max while he's marching, he looked
weak, and without words. But liesle gives them back to him and they sort of "climbed on" to him. Death himself is being personified and given human qualities, when we know for a fact that he isnt human at all. the afternoon is being personified, but it is also describing Ilsa, who is a human. The "afternoon'' delivered the last book to liesle.
This is giving the image in my mind that she was covered in a bunch of sheets and trying to get out of it. Trying to get out of layer after layer of sheets that covered her. Liesle's brother's bed looks like it is floating in the room. It gives the image of boat like, like the bed was floating in the middle of the room. This imagery is given to the road where all of the jewish people lived.
It was probably a long narrow road that wasn't a straight line but ratherbent (like a broken arm). I could imagine an isolated neighborhood that has been destroyed and inhabited for a while. Frau Hermann is given the imagery of fluffied hair, and always silent with her arms crossed as if it was always cold. This imagery is more in liesle's head as she finishes yelling at Ilsa. She finally realizes the power of words but seeing this. the brownshirts and swastikas are metonymys of the nazi party. Laughter and smoke are metonymys for the bond between hans and liesle.
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