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In the book Anthem by Ayn Rand, what are some literary devices used in chapters 2-5?

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Rand uses a simile in Chapter 2 when Equality says, "The fields are black and ploughed, and they lie like a great fan before us, with their furrows gathered in some hand beyond the sky, spreading forth from that hand, opening wide apart as they come toward us, like black pleats that sparkle with thin, green spangles." He describes the fields that are worked by the women of the Home of the Peasants, outside the city, and it is here where he first sees Liberty 5-3000. 

Another simile is employed by Equality when he describes Liberty, in Chapter 2, as having a "body [that] was straight and thin as a blade of iron." Thus, he emphasizes her strength and the beauty he sees in that strength. Further, he describes her hair, saying, "Their hair was golden as the sun; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it." Here, Equality first uses another simile to compare Liberty's hair to the sun; it must be quite pure and luminous in color. Moreover, he goes on to

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