what is an example of a similie part 2 of fahrenheit 451

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schulzie eNotes educator| Certified Educator


A simile compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as" .  Bradbury uses extended similes.  He elaborates on them. The pages of my book may differ from yours.  However, the answers should be in the approximate place.

"He stared at the parlor that was dead and gray as the waters of an ocean that might teem with life if they switched on the electronic sun." (pg 73)

This compares the parlor to the waters of the ocean.

"The bombers crossed the sky and crossed the sky over the house, gasping, murmuring, whistling like an immense, invisible fan, circling in emptiness." (pg 73)

This compares the bombers to an immense fan circling in emptiness.

"She was beginning to shriek now, sitting there like a wax doll melting in its own heat." (pg 76)

This compares Mildred to a wax doll melting in its own heat.

"I remember the newspapers dying like huge moths." (pg 89)

This compares newspapers to huge moths.

 "....Mildred ran from the parlor like  native fleeing an eruption of Vesuvius."(pg 93)

Mildred is compared to a native fleeing Vesuvius

"His fingers were like ferrets that had done some evil and now never rested...." (pg.105)

In this case, his fingers are compared to ferrets.

" Montag sat like a carved white stone." (pg 108)

Montag is compared to a carved white stone.