What are some examples of figurative language from the third part of the book Fahrenheit 451?

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Ray Bradbury uses lots of figurative language in Fahrenheit 451! Some examples include similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification.

A simile is a comparison using the words "like" or "as":

Their covers were torn off and spilled out like swan feathers.

This simile helps us visualize the destruction of the books.

The books leapt and danced like roasted birds, their wings ablaze with red and yellow feathers.

Again, we are able to imagine the fire set to the books because of the comparison Bradbury uses. This quote also features personification, as the books are not actually dancing, but by giving them a human motion, we can imagine what the movement looked like in the fire.

Personification is also used in the following quote:

The night looking at him. The forest,...

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