Please give some examples of figurative language from "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.
Figurative language refers to certain figures of speech used by writers as a means of describing something in a non-literal way. Figurative language may use imagery to depict a person or scene more vividly. Some examples would include similes (in which a thing is compared to another thing, to which it has some similarities) or metaphors (in which a thing is said to actually be another thing, which it isn't, in a literal sense).
We can find several examples of figurative language in this story. In the opening paragraph, for example, Faulkner describes the interest the whole town had in the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson, because they perceived her as "a fallen monument." This is an example of metaphor : Emily is not literally a monument, but this description gives some indication of Emily's standing within the town. It suggests that she has been part of the abric of the town for a very long time and the idea of her falling, or dying, is akin to the loss of a stone structure. It also leads us to...
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