Figurative Language in Of Mice and Men, “OMM” Flashcard Example #49957

Imagery
“The old man put the yellow can in his pocket and he rubbed his bristly white whiskers with his knuckles” (19)
Metaphor
“Her face was made up and the little sausage curls were all in place” (86)
Simile
“The hay came down like a mountain slope to the other end of the bar” (84)
Personification
“The afternoon sun sliced in through the cracks of the barn walls and lay bright in lines on the hay” (84)
Motif
“‘Well, he said if I done anymore bad things he ain’t gonna let me tend no rabbits now'” (87)
Simile
“‘But you’re a kinda nice fella. Jus’ like a big baby'” (90)
Personification
“There was the buzz of flies in the air, the lazy afternoon humming” (84)
Motif
“Lennie spoke craftily, ‘Tell me–like you done before.’ ‘Tell you what?’ ‘About the rabbits.’ George snapped, ‘You ain’t gonna put nothing over me.’ Lennie pleaded, ‘Come on, George. Tell me. Please George. Like you done before.'” (13)
Personification
“The shade climbed up the hills towards the top” (2)
Simile
“The rabbits sat as quietly as little gray, sculptured stones” (2)
Motif
“An’ live off the fatta the lan'” Lennie shouted. (14)
Metaphor
“He dragged his feet the way a bear drags his paws” (2)
Foreshadow
“Lennie sat in the hay and looked at the little dead puppy that lay in front of him” (85)
Simile
“‘Don’t you go yellin,’ he said, and he shook her; and her body flopped like a fish” (91)
Motif
“He repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before. ‘Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world….With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us'” (13-14)
Imagery
“In the middle of the room stood a big square table littered with playing cards, and around it were grouped boxes for the players to sit on” (17)
Personification
“There was the buzz of flies in the air, the lazy afternoon humming” (84)
Lennie
Childlike; likes to pet soft things
George
Sharp mind; takes care of Lennie
Candy
Old man; works as the ranch swamper
Slim
Well-liked; skinner
Curley
The Boss’ son; jealous
Curley’s Wife
Flirtatious; wanted to be a film star
The Boss
Owns the ranch; hires men to do jobs on the ranch

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