What are similes in Fahrenheit 451?

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A simile is a literary device that makes a direct comparison between two things using the words "like" or "as." Bradbury utilizes numerous similes throughout Fahrenheit 451 to add imagery and make his writing more interesting.

After Montag meets his unique, introspective neighbor, Clarisse, he begins to realize that he is not happy with his unfulfilling life. Bradbury utilizes a simile to describe Montag's feelings by writing,

He wore his happiness like a mask and the girl had run off across the lawn with the mask and there was no way of going to knock on her door and ask for it back (5).

At the end of part 2, Montag arrives at the fire station wearing the green bullet in his ear and Captain Beatty attempts to confuse his...

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chocochipleesy | Student

"...cops, robbers, chasers, and the chased, hunters and hunted, he had seen it a thousand times"

sorry I copied the wrong one xoxo

* "I remember the newspapers dying LIKE huge moths"

chocochipleesy | Student

"...cops, robbers, chasers, and the chased, hunters and hunted, he had seen it a thousand times"