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Please provide a few examples of metaphors from the second part of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

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There are several examples of metaphors in Part II, "The Sieve and the Sand." One example is the following: "Poor Millie, he thought. Poor Montag, it's mud to you, too." In this example, Montag is using a metaphor, or a comparison that does not use "like" or "as," to compare his reading, which he does not understand, to mud. He has not been educated to read, so reading is like mud to him. 

Another example of a metaphor is Beatty's description of burning books: "Sit down, Montag. Watch. Delicately, like the petals of a flower. Light the first page, light the second page. Each becomes a black butterfly." Using a metaphor, Beatty compares the burning books to black butterflies, and he uses a simile (a comparison using "like" or "as") to compare the burning books to the petals of a a flower.

Later,  Montag thinks, "Even the smile, he thought, the old burnt-in smile, that's gone. I'm lost without it." He compares his forced smile to a smile...

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