Literary devices Fahrenheit 451 Flashcard Example #41661

I remember the newspaper dying like huge moths
Simile
and then he was a shrieking blaze, a jumping, sprawling mannikin , no longer human or known, all writhing flame on the lawn as Montag shot one continuous pulse of liquid fire on him
Imagery
Denham’s Dandy Dental Detergent, Denham’s Dentrifice Dentrifice Dentrifice
Alliteration
Faber was a grey moth asleep in his ear, for the moment
Imagery
He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run across the lawn with the mask
Simile
Beatty’s telling Montag that he merely has to burn his problems
Foreshadowing
Slid soundlessly down its lubricated flue in the earth
Imagery
The salamander
Symbolism
He was as happy as a lark
Simile
The story of the sand and the sieve
Symbolism
She had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock seen faintly in a dark room in the middle of the night
Simile
Burning Bright
Alliteration
The other was like a chunk of burnt pine log he was carrying along as a penance for some obscure sin
Simile
The the city rolled over and fell down dead
Metaphor
The fire was gone, and back again, like a winking eye
Personification
Foreshadowing
The panting of important clues to prepare the reader for what is to come
Irony
A mode of expression through words or events, conveying a reality different from and usually opposite to appearance or expectation
Metaphor
A type of figurative language in which a statement is made that says one thing else but, literally is not.
Personification
A figurative speech where animals, ideas, or inorganic objects are given human characteristics
Imagery
The production of sense appeal through the use of figurative language
Simile
Type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says. Comparisons using like or as
Allusion
A reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing in history or another work of literature
Alliteration
A latter of sound that includes the repetition of consonant sounds

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