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Fahrenheit 451 Figurative Language

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Andrew Shackelford

on 1 September 2010

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Transcript of Fahrenheit 451 Figurative Language

Pages 28-33 Pages 34-38 Pages 39-44 Pages 45-50 Pages 51-56 "That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of tunnels and a
lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom,
and them telling us it's wine when it's not." - Clarrise

This quote is important because it tells us that everything
in this world is extremely shallow and unimportant. "A great flight of jet planes whistled a single
note across the black morning sky."
This is a great example of personification. "They lit their eternally burning black pipes."

This is a great sequence of adjectives and it
really grabs the reader's attention! "He slid down the pole like a man in a dream."

This is a great simile because it shows how Montag is confused and dazed and doesn't feel like he's in the real world. Personification - "The bell in the ceiling kicked itself two hundred times." "You ever seen a burnt house? It smolders for days. Well this fire'll last me the rest of my life." - Montag

This is a great quote because it was really interesting how Montag has been at so many fires, and yet just this one affected him so much. "The yammering voices stopped yelling in the parlor."

The adjective yammering makes you stop and think, about what it means, and how it is used. "Beatty smiled his smile which showed the candy pinkness of his gums and the tiny candy whiteness of his teeth."

I wondered how the author decided to use candy to describe two different colors. "Beatty was looking at him as if he were a museum statue."

This is a great simile because it really catches your attention. "Always at night the alarm comes. Never by day! Is it because fire is prettier at night? More spectacle, a better show?"

This quote is important because it shows how the "fire alarm" always comes at night, and never during the day. It makes you wonder that maybe the head of the firemen always sends the alarm at night, to make the firemen feel alive, and to keep the firemen working. Personification - "And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger, as if they must look at something, anything, everything."

This is a personification as Montag's eyes are feeling hunger, and simply to look at something. This makes you wonder. Why would someone's eyes feel the hunger to look at something? Personification - "The bedsprings squealed."

This is a simple method of personification, as it just says that the bedsprings, did a human act, squealing. In fact, so simple, that most people might overlook it, and not even notice it. However, it adds a certain eloquence to the phrase, and is much better than saying, "The bedsprings made a noise." Fahrenheit 451
Figurative Language "Music bombarded him at such an immense volume that his bones were almost shaken from their tendons."

This language is amazing at telling how he felt when he heard this "music". Personification - "The electric thimble moved like a praying mantis across the pillow."

This is a very interesting and unique personification. "It was like a breath exhaled upon the window. It was like a faint drift of greenish luminescent smoke, the motion of a single huge October leaf blowing across the lawn and away."

This imagery is amazing! You can literally hear the hound on your lawn.
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