Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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What language techniques did Golding use in Lord of the Flies?

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Clearly as this novel is a renowned example of literature we can assume that there are many excellent examples of language techniques such as imagery and figurative language that are used to make the novel come alive to the reader. I am going to focus on one particular paragraph to highlight some of these, but really, the novel is full of them, so after reading my example I would really encourage you to examine the novel again and try and find your own examples. Consider this quote:

The shore was fledged with palm trees. These stood or leaned or reclined against the light and their green feathers were a hundred feet up in the air. The ground beneath them was a bank covered with coarse grass, torn everywhere by the upheavals of fallen trees, scattered with decaying coconuts...

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