What forms of figurative language are found in Fahrenheit 451? Give examples and explain please.

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There are lots of forms of figurative language in Fahrenheit 451. Here are some examples.

Bradbury uses a metaphor to describe Montag's fire hose. He compares it to a "great python," for example, which not only gives the reader an idea of its size and shape but also of its power.

There is an example of personification when Montag comes home to find that Mildred has taken an overdose. In this line, Bradbury says that the "sky" above the house "screamed." This figure of speech reinforces Montag's sense of anguish as he realizes what Mildred has done.

There is an example of alliteration in the advertisement which Montag hears while he is in the underground train:

Denham's Dandy Dental Detergent, Denham's Dentifrice Dentifrice Dentifrice, one two, one two three.

By repeating the D sound, Bradbury creates a sense of rhythm in the text while also emphasizing the love of mindless entertainment in this society. Looking deeper, then, Montag's efforts to get this song out of his head are symbolic of his wider struggles to overcome censorship.

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Fahrenheit 451 features several types of figurative language. One type is personification, in which an inanimate object is likened to a living thing. For example, in the first chapter, the hose spraying fire is compared to a snake: "this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world" (page 1 in the Del Rey edition, 1991). Later in the same paragraph, the sparks the fire creates are compared to "a swarm of fireflies" (page 1)--another example of personification.

There are also several examples of similes and metaphors. For example, Clarisse's face is "bright as snow in the moonlight" (page 7). A comparison using like or as is a simile. An example of a metaphor is the following description of Clarisse's face: "her face...was fragile milk crystal" (page 7). A metaphor is a comparison that does not use like or as. These types of figurative language make Bradbury's writing vivid and effective. 

The entire book hinges on a metaphor, as the society's destruction of books is a symbol for their destruction of learning and history. In other words, the burning of books represents something larger and broader. 

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