What are two examples of figurative language that Flannery O'Connor uses in "A Good Man is Hard to Find"?
Figurative language is language that goes behind the literal and factual to add color and interest to a story.
In "A Good Man is Hard to Find," O'Connor uses the figurative device of simile to describe Bailey's wife. A simile is a comparison that uses the words "like" or "as." In the quote below, O'Connor uses two similes to describe the mother, stating that her
face was as broad and innocent as a cabbage and was tied around with a green head-kerchief that had two points on the top like rabbit’s ears.
In another example of simile, the grandmother's bag is compared to a hippo's head:
She had her big black valise that looked like the head of a...
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