Can someone excerpt any part of Fahrenheit 451 and analyze it PLEASE!?I need alot of details, any part of the book, I just need it analyzed. THANK you sooooo much!

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I am going to analyse the first couple of pages of this book, identifying literary devices and commenting on what they add to the text. Your question includes a lot of details, so hopefully after giving you a few examples of the kind of things you can be looking for, you will be able to go ahead and analyse your own section of the novel.

With this brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous keronsene upon the world...

This simile compares the hose to a great python, which is interesting as the hose is compared to a monster which is engaged in destruction. This simile therefore emphasises the horror of the burning that Montag is engaged in.

He strode in a swarm of fireflies.

This is another simile that compares the remnants of burnt books that are flying around to a swarm of fireflies, again linking the character of Montag with fire.

Her face, turned to him now, was fragile milk crystal with a soft and constant light in it.

This metaphor used to describe Guy's first impressions of Clarisse. What is interesting is the attractiveness of Clarisse compared to Guy's wife and also how vulnerable it makes Clarisse appear.

As for imagery, any scene that is trying to evoke the 5 senses (and there are lots of them) can be used as an example. Hope this helps and good luck in your own analysis! 

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