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In Chapter 2 of "Lord of the Flies", what are two similes to describe the...
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A simile is a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using "like" or "as". There are some notable similes used in Chapter 2 to describe the flames.
In one especially descriptive simile, the author compares the flames to a squirrel. He says,
"Small flames stirred at the trunk of a tree and crawled away through leaves and brushwood...one patch touched a tree trunk and scrambled up like a bright squirrel...the squirrel leapt on the wings of the wind and clung to another standing tree, eating downwards".
A few lines later in the same paragraph, the flames are compared to another animal, the jaguar -
"The flames, as though they were a kind of wild life, crept as a jaguar creeps on its belly toward a line of birch-like saplings that fledged an outcrop of the pink rock" (Chapter 2).
Posted by dymatsuoka on July 2, 2008 at 12:14 PM (Answer #1)
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