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Figurative Language In "The Pearl"
Transcript of Figurative Language In "The Pearl"
By: Jose Vargas
The figurative language in chapter one is a simile and is based on the determination of the look on Juana's facial expression. " She looked at him, her eyes cold as the eyes of of a lioness." This is a simile because it is a comparison between two things using "like"or "as". This is comparing how Juana reacts to her baby that night die because it was her first and only son.( found on page 7.)
The figurative language in chapter is, "He is an animal now, for hiding, for attacking, and he only lived to preserve himself and his family." ( found on page 62) So to summarize, metaphors are a figure of speech that compares two or more things, by saying one thing is another in figurative form and not literally. Here, Kino is being compared to a wild animal, through its instincts.
The figurative language is, "Kino found the Pearl of the world." This is a hyperbole, because he is exaggerating how great of the pearl it is, which is true, but not the most fascinating ones people can find around the world.
To his perspective, the pearl is beautiful to him with its shining shell and its large size, which no one has ever seen in their life. To summarize, a hyperbole is a type of figurative language that exaggerates the truth that should not be taken literally. (found on page 21)
Another type of figurative language is a personification, which gives human like abilities to inanimate objects. The personification is the wind screamed over the Gulf." This is found on page 66, which basically means that the wind was really loud and strong over the Gulf creating the noise of a scream.
To summarize, "The Pearl"is a book with a lot of figurative language that actually explains more things in depth than before because it makes you think more critically than just reading it right in front of you. Finally, as you can see there is a diverse range of figurative language in the Pearl, which can be found throughout the book.
An alliteration is a type of figurative language that uses words words with the same sound near one another. ( Example Baby Blue bumped his head.) An example of an alliteration is, "Cooking Corn Cakes" (found in chapter 5). Here all the words begin with the letter "c."