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To Build A Fire by, Jack London

Figurative Language

mr. lib

on 2 October 2012

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Transcript of To Build A Fire by, Jack London

"To Build a Fire"
By: Jack London Figurative Language Examples
of Onomatopoeia Personification Hyperbole Metaphor Simile 1. A figure of speech that draws a comparison between two different things, especially a phrase containing the word "like" or "as." "To Build a Fire" is a story about a man trying to get from point A to point B during below -70 degree weather. In this story there are many cases where the author uses figurative language to describe things. Figurative Language Figurative language consists of simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, & onomatopoeia "The thick German socks were like sheaths of iron halfway to the knees;and the moccasin strings were like rods of steel all twisted and knotted."
PG#7 "To Build a Fire" "A good idea, he thought, to sleep off the death. It was like taking an aesthetic."
PG#11 1. To compare two things without using the words like or as. 1.Deliberate and obvious exaggeration used for effect, e.g. "I could eat a million of these"
When nonliving things are given human qualities. 1.imitation of sound in words: the formation or use of words that imitate the sound associated with something, e.g. "hiss" and "buzz"
. "The Trouble with him was that he was without imagination."
PG#1 "It had wet its forefeet and legs, and almost immediately the water that clung to it turned to ice."
PG#4 "There was the fire, snapping and crackling and promising life with every dancing flame."
PG#7 "strangling fumes,"
PG#9 "A little longer it delayed, howling under the stars that leaped and danced and shone brightly in the cold sky."
PG#12 "The spittle crackled."
PG#2 "He knew that at fifty below spittle crackled on the snow, but this spittle crackled in the air."
PG#2 "He knew the bark was there, and, though he could not feel it with his fingers, he could hear its crisp rustling as he fumbled for it."
Project by: Cameron LaVallee, Nick Goldstein, Heather O'Dell,
Kennedy Cronk, Jessica Barnett, & Breanna Iovino "Those old timers were rather womanish."
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